James Dent Walker, District of Columbia Chapter

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

History of Chapter



The Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society, Inc. James Dent Walker - District of Columbia Chapter was chartered in May 1991. The original name was the National Capital Area Chapter. The name changed in 1994 to the James Dent Walker Chapter.

Previous Executive Committee Members
1991
PRESIDENT – Cornelius L. Cooper
VICE–PRESIDENT – Joseph Brooks
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – Deidra Green
TREASURER – Lori Hunter
PLANNING AND PROGRAM COMMITTEE – James Dent Walker
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE – Edwin B. Washington
NEWSLETTER EDITOR – Stephen Hammond

1994
PRESIDENT – Theresa Greene Reed
VICE-PRESIDENT – Edwin B. Washington, Jr.
TREASURER - Edith D. Robinson
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – Elizabeth R. Yancey
RECORDING SECRETARY – Lynette Y. Brown
NEWSLETTER EDITOR – Edwin B. Washington, Jr.

1997
PRESIDENT – Cornelius Cooper
TREASURER – Edith D. Robinson
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – Elizabeth C. Yancey
RECORDING SECRETARY – Claudette R. Johnson
NEWSLETTER EDITORS – Damita Green; Charlene J. Ellison

1999
PRESIDENT – Charles Howard
VICE–PRESIDENT – Veronica Raglin
TREASURER – Patsy M. Fletcher


Previous Chapter Newsletter Publications

  • “The Capital Letter” was published from 1991-2001
  • AAHGS JDW Newsletter 



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For information on the founding of the National Society, check out the History of AAHGS at  http://www.aahgs.org/