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July 3, 2021
AAHGS PRESIDENT SALUTES FOURTH OF JULY OBSERVANCE; KEEP SIGHT OF THE AIM OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) extends warm wishes for a celebratory and safe Fourth of July holiday. AAHGS President Baba Gene Stephenson said we all understand this holiday celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain, when the country was known as the Thirteen British Colonies, but for Afro Americans there's more to it.
July 1, 2021
AAHGS SALUTES NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES UNC TENURE STATUS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) salutes Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on receiving tenure status at the University of North Carolina that AAHGS National President Baba Gene Stephenson said is a powerful affirmation of her heralded body of work and the significance of Afro American history and genealogy.
June 18, 2021
AAHGS Commends President Biden’s Signing of Legislation for Juneteenth Holiday; Role of Historical and Genealogical Society
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) President Baba Gene Stephenson today commended President Joseph R. Biden and both Houses of Congress making Juneteenth (June 19) the nation’s 11th federal holiday, and noted the significance of historical and genealogical study. The holiday has been celebrated in 46 states.
June 17, 2021
AAHGS CONTINUES REGISTRATION PREPARATIONS; TWO WEEKS REMAIN FOR CALL FOR PAPERS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) continues preparations to open registration for the virtual 2021 annual conference, as it seeks to exceed the organization’s 2020 record-number of 775 registrants. The 2021 conference subject areas for presentations include: DNA Testing; Educational Sources and Methods; Ethnicity, Race and Nationality; Family Presentation; Genealogy; History; Migration; Military; Preservation; Research; and Special Topics.
June 7, 2021
AAHGS CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN TO JUNE 30
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) “Call for Papers” (CFP) for its 42nd Annual Conference remains open until June 30, 2021. The 2021 theme is “Genealogy as History, History as Genealogy: The Duality of Discovering Your Ancestors.” The annual conference will be held virtually October 13-16, 2021.
May 30, 2021
AAHGS Commemorates Memorial Day With Genealogical Focus
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans commemorate military men and women this Memorial Day weekend, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society (AAHGS) salutes and underscores the millions of families who are descendants of Afro-Americans who were a part of history.
May 29, 2021
Genealogy as History, History as Genealogy: The Duality of Discovering Your Ancestors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2021 theme for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 42nd Annual Conference “Genealogy as History, History as Genealogy: The Duality of Discovering Your Ancestors” is of true significance because as we unearth family history, we find connections in Afro-American and Pan African History.
May 27, 2021
AAHGS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PAPERS FOR VIRTUAL 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society has issued a Call for Papers for its 2021 Annual Conference, taking place virtually this October. Interested persons should go to the website: https://aahgs.org/conference, for details in the Call for Papers section. The 2021 theme is “Genealogy as History, History as Genealogy: The Duality of Discovering Your Ancestors.” The announcement was made by AAHGS President Baba Gene Stephenson.
Oct 10, 2020
AAHGS Announces 2020 Conference Sponsors
Washington, DC - The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) is pleased to acknowledge the following organizations for their generous support in our upcoming 41st National Conference that’s being held Virtually for the 1st time in history on October 14 – 17, 2020.
Their investment in AAHGS enables us to continue our goal is to build awareness and educate the conference attendees bringing a variety of topics presented by the array of dynamic speakers on our program. We are grateful and thankful for our Sponsors and Supporters.
Sept. 8, 2020
Virginia Humanities Scholars
Oct. 13, 2018
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Presented with the Silver Anvil Award for Grassroots Support of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project
July 25, 2018
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its 2018 International Book Awards Ceremony
Feb. 20, 2018
NEWLY FORMED STATEN ISLAND CHAPTER OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (AAHGS) NAMED IN HONOR OF THE LATE STATEN ISLAND BOROUGH HISTORIAN, RICHARD B. DICKENSON
Apr. 28, 2016