& Cultural Center, Inc.



Cabarrus & Rowan County,
North Carolina


Mr. Gaither is a former member of the Johnson C. Smith University Board of Trustees, president of the Raleigh/Durham Chapter of JCSU, and president of the JCSU National Alumni Association; former Omega Life Membership Foundation director, investment chairman, and budget committee chairman; founding member of North Dallas, Texas Area Alumni Chapter of JCSU.  Currently, Mr. Gaither is president of the Swank Social Club; and he is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and serves as chairman of the Budget Committee.

Dr. Anthony-White closed her solo internal medicine practice in Ennis, Texas on October 31, 2014. She anticipates moving back to Cabarrus County.  Currently, she practices Occupational Medicine at the Dallas VA Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  Beforehand, Dr. Anthony-White practiced occupational medicine serving as Clinic Director for various corporations (GM Plant, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mobil Oil-Paulsboro Refinery, Paulsboro, New Jersey; Smith Clinic, Marion, Ohio; and Visteon Corporation, Connersville, Indiana). Also, her work experience includes the Veterans Administration, CBOC, Richmond, Indiana.  Dr. Anthony-White is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (active and reserve duty) and separated in 1985.  Her educational background includes a graduate of G. W. Carver School (1967); Livingstone College (1971); UNC Medical School (1975); Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Georgetown Medical Division, DC General Hospital in Washington, DC.

​Mr. James A. Gaither, Member

A resident of Salisbury, North Carolina, Mrs. Dorothy Gill-Smith is a graduate of Virginia University (formerly Virginia Seminary and College). She did further study at the University of Virginia, Petersburg; the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Livingstone College, Salisbury, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury. She has served in many capacities (too numerous to name here) in her church and community at large. A member of Moore’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, she chairs the Board of Trustees, and she is a member of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society and a member of the Lay Council, where she also serves as the Regional Director of the Piedmont Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Zion Church. Previously, she was chair of the Board of Trustees and at one time was the Church organist. The civic-minded Mrs. Gill-Smith now serves on the Board of Directors for the Zion Hills Apartments; in the past she was on the Board of Directors for the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency. After twenty-nine years of service, she retired from the North Carolina Division of Prisons after twenty-nine years of service.  Yet, Mrs. Gill-Smith continues to lead and serve the present age.

​​​​Board of Directors

​Mr. Walter L. Richardson, Jr., Treasurer

​Ms. Jacqueline L. Anthony, President & CEO

Dorothy M. Gill-Smith, Member

Ms. Anthony is a native of Kannapolis, NC who attended G. W. Carver and A. L. Brown High Schools.  She is a Morgan State University graduate with a B.A. degree in Political Science.  She is a former employee at the Charlotte Housing Authority (now Inlivian).  Also, she has worked at The Johns Hopkins University Facilities Management & Real Estate; UNC Charlotte Facilities Management; Barber-Scotia College President's Office; and Cabarrus County Planning and Land Records Departments.  Ms. Anthony is an active member of The A.M.E. Zion Church and serves in many areas including the W.H.&O.M. Society where she was re-elected and installed the Connectional Director of Communications in July 2019. She is a member of the Kannapolis Community Improvement Commission; former Board member of the Cabarrus County United Way of Central Carolinas; and former president of the IAAP, Charlotte Chapter.

​Dr. Larry B. Johnson, Vice President

​Dr. Ruby L. Anthony-White, Founder & Board Chairman

Dr. Johnson was an English teacher at Northeast High School in Pasadena, MD before becoming an administrator at Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, where he retired.  He served on many curriculum and interview committees and on several Middle States Evaluation teams around the state and in Washington, DC.  He also taught English at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD for more than 12 years.  A master teacher and very capable school administrator, he then joined the faculty in the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University.  After graduating from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, he attended graduate schools at Morgan State University, Bowie State University, the Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the Newburg Theological Seminary to earn his other degrees.  He is the treasurer of the Middle Atlantic Writers Association, a member of the Annapolis Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and a faithful member of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Mr. Richardson, a native of Kannapolis, NC, attended G. W. Carver High School and A. L. Brown High school.  He is a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College with an AAS degree in Business Data Processing.  Mr. Richardson is a member of Reeder Memorial Baptist Church where he serves as a Trustee and is Chairman of the Budget Committee.  He is employed at Wells Fargo Corporation as a Computer Programmer.