Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture Search this
Box 26, Folder 3
2002 February 2
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In honor of the twenty-first annual national observance of African American History Month, the Program in African American Culture, cosponsored by the national Museum of American History Archives Center and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Washington, presented a symposium on African American genealogy in the 21st century on Saturday, February 2, 2002, in the Carmichael Auditorium, Behring Center. The program included panel discussions and museum tours.
Michael L. Blakey, Ph.D., National Endowment for the Humanities, Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary
Charles C. Brewer, an independent researcher, specializes in antebellum and Civil War African American history and genealogy
Andrea Butler-Ramsey, independent researcher
Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Ph.D., specialist in 20th century District of Columbia history
Luvenia A. George, Ph.D., ethnomusicologist and music educator
Phyllis T. Glaude, former elementary school teacher and librarian, served as docent for the National Museum of American History's exhibition, Field to Factory
Debra Newman Ham, Ph.D., professor of history, Morgan State University
George H. Harshaw Sr., bass baritone
LaFayette Jackson, native Washingtonian who has worked with youth as the director of bands and orchestras
Kimberly Kelly, Museum Affiliations Manager, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Elvin Montgomery, Ph.D., New York City-based management consultant and avid collector and dealer of African-American historical materials
Deborra A. Richardson, Assistant Chair and Head of the Reference Unit, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Fath Davis Ruffins, symposium chair and past president of the Afro-American Genealogical Society
Angela Y. Walton-Raji, has researched her family history since 1975. She wrote the book Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes
Donna M. Wells, Prints and Photographs Librarian, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
William Yeingst, domestic life specialist, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Program number AC408.117.
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Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.