Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at the
Juanita E. Thornton /Shepherd Park Library - 7420 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
All meetings are at 11:00 unless otherwise indicated!
Most meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday but
please check the listed date closely as there may be changes!
Dates, agenda items and locations are subject to change.
2020-2021 Monthly Program Activities
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
James Dent Walker chapter--AAHGS-DC
Due to Covid-19, our meetings will be virtual until further notice. Members will
receive meeting registration information prior to each meeting. If you are not
already a member, you can join here:
September 19, 2020
James R. Morgan
“Go Tell it On the Mountain: The Life of Rev. W.J. Hightower:
Researching our African Methodist Episcopal Ancestors”
October 14-17, 2020
AAHGS National Conference--VIRTUAL!
November 21, 2020
"Your Real Name is Garrett: Surname Selection by the Formerly Enslaved"
December 19, 2020
Dr. Sheila Walker
"Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places:
A Global African Diaspora"
January 16, 2021
"Mapping Our African American Ancestors"
Black History Month Conference and/or other local
Black History Month events
March 20, 2021
"Notable Burials at the African American Cemetery in Rye, New York"
April 17, 2021
"Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel"
May 15, 2021
Dr. Nemata Blyden
"African Americans and Africa--a New History"
June 19, 2021
"From Nelson County, VA to Tarrytown, NY:
A Family's Fight for Social and Racial Justice"
JULY and AUGUST