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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.
Virginia Humanities Scholars
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2020 Virginia Humanities Scholars grant. This scholarship is funded by the George A. and Frances Bibbins Latimer Fund.
In accordance with the grant, twenty scholars were selected with expertise in diverse areas. Their topics include history, genealogy, DNA, culture, migration patterns, military, government, plantation and other types of records, and trade and commerce, each of which is framed within an understanding of the African American experience. Their research ranges from before the first Africans landed in the colony of Virginia in 1619 to the present and provides a framework for understanding current issues faced by African Americans. The work of these scholars has expanded the body of knowledge of African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity.
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Presented with the Silver Anvil Award for Grassroots Support of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) received the Silver Anvil Award for the society’s efforts to support the Freedmen’s Bureau Project in 2015 and 2016. Established in 1945 by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Silver Anvil Awards are recognized as the most prestigious and iconic awards in the communications industry. For 73 years, the Silver Anvil Awards have recognized industry leaders, from solo practitioners to large agencies, small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and not-for-profits to major government agencies. The Silver Anvil Awards, celebrated as the “Oscars” of the communications industry, recognize the best public relations campaigns of the year and the highest standards of performance for the profession.
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its 2018 International Book Awards Ceremony
WASHINGTON, d. c.
– The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) will hold its International AAHGS Book Awards ceremony on October 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort Hotel in Philadelphia
during its 39th National Genealogy Conference, October 11 - 13, 2018. Lunch with the Winning Authors will be held on October 12, 2018.
Details of the entire event can found on www.aahgs.org
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
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK -- An installation of the officers of the newly formed Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AHHGS) named in honor of the late Staten Island Borough Historian, Richard B. Dickenson will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at The Staten Island Museum. Founded in 1977, AAHGS is a national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 34 chapters across the nation. AAHGS strives to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information..
"Index-A-Thon" of Historic Records of Freed Slaves to Be Held Across the US on Saturday, May 7, 2016