James Dent Walker, District of Columbia Chapter

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)

​​​​​​​​​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

Audrey Hinton

"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

Shamele Jordan

"Mapping Our African American Ancestors"

February 2020


Black History Month Conference and/or other local

Black History Month events

March 20, 2021

David Thomas

"Notable Burials at the African American Cemetery in Rye, New York"

April 17, 2021

Yvette LaGonterie

"Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel"

May 15, 2021

Dr. Nemata Blyden

"African Americans and Africa--a New History"

June 19, 2021

Roger Glass

"From Nelson County, VA to Tarrytown, NY:  

A Family's Fight for Social and Racial Justice"