BABA GENE STEPHENSON – PRESIDENT
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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.
AAHGS President Baba Gene Stephenson said, “Afro-Americans are woven into just about every fabric of history in the Americas including Canada, Mexico and West Indies. From military and political histories to government and church histories; from revolutions to inventions; from Nova Scotia to Trinidad; from Tennessee to Timbuktu, and from Pittsburgh to Johannesburg.”
Family research generates pride. Genealogists often discover that somewhere in their bloodlines their ancestors had important roles in exciting periods in time – the founding and growth of American territories that became states, Niagara Movement, Harlem Renaissance, and bus boycotts.
At the 42nd AAHGS annual conference, taking place virtually again this year October 13-16, the duality of discovery and family intersects with history will be the focus. Visit the website: aahgs.org/conference for conference news and updates. Registration details coming soon.