Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.-Washington, DC

Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.-Washington, DC We provide a focal point for people interested in the research, development, preservation and dissemination of information related to African Americans.

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Oldest living Tuskegee Airman pilot celebrates 102nd birthday
12/15/2021
Oldest living Tuskegee Airman pilot celebrates 102nd birthday

Oldest living Tuskegee Airman pilot celebrates 102nd birthday

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Brigadier General Charles E. McGee was celebrated this weekend as he's set to mark his 102nd birthday this Tuesday. The Bethesda native is the oldest living Tuskegee Airman pilot. SEE ALSO |Air Force Chief of Staff named honorary Tuskegee Airman. The oldest living Tuskegee....

HISTORY MADE AGAIN! FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM REINSTATED AT MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE AFTER NEARLY TWENTY YEARS!
12/10/2021
HISTORY MADE AGAIN! FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM REINSTATED AT MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE AFTER NEARLY TWENTY YEARS!

HISTORY MADE AGAIN! FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM REINSTATED AT MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE AFTER NEARLY TWENTY YEARS!

ATLANTA, GA (December 9, 2021) — Morris Brown College (MBC) is proud to announce its reinstatement to participate in the Federal Financial Aid program administered by the United States Department of Education. This announcement comes on the heels of receiving accreditation candidacy by the Transna...

12/09/2021

In memoriam: Edgar Brookins, 1947-2021

12/09/2021

The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
&
The Pittsburgh Chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

present

Carter G. Woodson's Birthday Celebration

Featuring

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jarvis Givens
Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate Sehool of Education
Faculty Affiliate Harvard Department of African & African American Studies
Author of “Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching”

htps://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog. php2ishn=9780674983687& content=reviews

and the
WOODSON TRIVIA CHALLENGE
Dr. Edna B. McKenzie ASALH vs Pittsburgh AAHGS
BACKYARD BRAWL

Saturday, December 18, 2021
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrc-mpqTojGdHSUJ5dOrUtlZOyou5O2st2

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Emmett Till investigation ends with DoJ unable to confirm witness lied: report
12/07/2021
Emmett Till investigation ends with DoJ unable to confirm witness lied: report

Emmett Till investigation ends with DoJ unable to confirm witness lied: report

Prof. Timothy Tyson claimed in 2017 that Carolyn Bryant Donham, 87, confided to him that that when she told federal agents the 14-year-old took her hand while visiting the market she operated with her husband, and said he’d been with “white women before,” her testimony wasn’t accurate.

12/05/2021

ASALH Remembers a stalwart champion of journalism and Black History: Homegoing Celebration for Brother Edgar A. Brookins, Jr.

12/02/2021

If you're researching Black history or genealogy in Virginia's Appalachian region, you need to know about the volunteer records indexing projects coordinated by Black in Appalachia . The data sets include several West Virginia localities when they were part of Virginia.

https://blackinappalachia.omeka.net/items/search

Image: "Colord [sic] school house," ca. 1890, Tazewell Co.

12/01/2021

Melvin Lindsey was a pioneer in radio in D.C. and across the world. In 1976, while Lindsey was a junior at Howard University, he created the music format/program "The Quiet Storm" at the school's radio station, WHUR. Lindsey's life was tragically cut short by AIDS. We take a deep dive into his legacy in our three-part series, "Quiet Storm: Melodies, Moods & Mixes of Melvin Lindsey." Click here to watch >> http://nbc4dc.com/FKvFJla #WorldAIDSDay

The Black people who lived in Walden Woods long before Henry David Thoreau
11/29/2021
The Black people who lived in Walden Woods long before Henry David Thoreau

The Black people who lived in Walden Woods long before Henry David Thoreau

Until recently, there was little acknowledgment that Walden Woods was first occupied by formerly enslaved men and women whose experience of self-sufficiency was harrowingly different from Thoreau’s famous experiment near Concord, Mass.

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11/28/2021

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11/26/2021
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11/26/2021
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This looks like an excellent program on a topic you don't see a lot of information about -- researching your Jamaican ancestors! This is not a Pratt sponsored event, but as far as I can tell you do not need to register. If you are interested, follow the instructions indicated below. Feel free to spread the word, if you know someone else who might be interested. --- Caprice Di Liello Manager, Maryland Department Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center Sponsored by Frederick's AARCH: African American Resources - Cultural Heritage Society and the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87235221507?pwd=ZWY5UDA1L0RXYjcwMCtQa0Qwazc4Zz09
On Tuesday January 26th at 7pm est, I will be presenting a program for the Whitman College Alumni Winter Speakers Series titled "Reconstructing a family narrative before and after Reconstruction". I'll be speaking about the family history research I have done on my great grandfather, Peter Joseph (1842-1905), who could have passed for white when given the opportunity for a formal education but instead chose not to disassociate with his mother and the Negro race. If watched the news leading up to the inauguration, some pundits have compared the recent presidential election to the contested 1876 election. Peter Joseph was a member of the Electoral College from New Orleans, LA. Register to join me and AAHGS-DC James Dent Walker Chapter member and hear about that event and much more as we take a look at the life of my amazing ancestor.
I recently completed the first graphic history covering the life of African American Reconstruction Lt. Governor Oscar James Dunn. I you are so inclined, feel free to pick up an advance copy.
Port Of Harlem Talk Radio We explored the upcoming Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society conference that will be virtual this year, October 14, 2020—October 17, 2020, with Boston native Ric Murphy. He is a genealogical researcher, educator, historian, and author of several books and historical publications including “Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia.” His family lineage dates to the earliest colonial periods of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Jamestown, Virginia. His is also Vice President of History with the African American Historical and Genealogical Society. https://portofharlem.net/pohtalkradio/index.html
A great opportunity to learn from the man who wrote the book on African American genealogy. The Dallas Genealogical Society is hosting a virtual seminar: Who: Tony Burroughs, FUGA Topic: Paths to Freedom: Essential Steps for African American Genealogy Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020 Additional information can be found at the following URL:
This weekend we remember our greatest civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Here is my latest blog on my third great grandfather W.B. Harvell who along with many other men and women laid the foundation for the civil rights movement MLK would lead.
Genealogy Adventures has a great show today can we share the live show on this page? comments and questions are welcome.
400 Years of Honoring the Ancestors was an incredible event, from the organizers to the speakers to the conversation and energy created in the room with attendees. Thank you so much to Debbie-Ann Paige and the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.-Washington, DC for making it possible.
Hi all! I am writing on behalf of Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD to share an event we are hosting on November 17. Maya Davis of the Maryland State Archives will be presenting a FREE lecture discussing marriage ceremonies and married life among Maryland's enslaved communities during the 19th century. It will highlight the laws relating to marriage that impacted the enslaved, as well as the difficulties presented when studying poorly documented family units and genealogies. This program is in conjunction with our current exhibit, Your Presence is Requested: Calvert Weddings, 1799-Today, which highlights the weddings of the Calvert family of Riversdale, as well as the weddings of some enslaved families at the plantation. Of particular interest in the exhibit is the marriage of Adam and Emily Plummer, whose lives were very well documented. Though married for 37 years, the couple was separated for 24 years as Emily was moved around from Lanham to Meridian Hill to Ellicott City, before finally joining her husband and 8 children at Riversdale in 1863. Please share with any friends who would be interested and we hope to see you there!
Congrats:
FGS 2019 Conference Speaker Shout Out: Leslie Anderson, MSLS, presents, “Michael Shiner’s Diary – A Black Man Looks at 19th Century Washington, DC” Slave-born Michael Shiner worked in the Washington Navy Yard since childhood, and his diary (1813-1866) described presidential visits, industrial accidents, epidemics, fires, and the construction of national monuments. His observations about neighbors and his working-class neighborhood offer insight into civic culture and community genealogy. Join Leslie on Saturday, August 24 at 4pm, and check out her other sessions! Have you registered for FGS 2019 yet? https://fgs.org/annual-conference/