The nation’s premier African-American history and genealogical gathering, The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Annual Conference & Exposition, is gearing up to take place at the College Park Marriot Hotel and Conference Center, Thursday, October 10 – Saturday, October 12, outside Washington, D.C.
Port Of Harlem contributor C.R. Gibbs will be a keynote speaker along with historian Paul Heinegg and National Museum of African American History and Culture Researcher and Museum Specialist Mary Elliot.
"In front of an audience composed of some of the nations' most eminent scholars, historians and genealogists, I will examine the roots of what really happened at Jamestown four centuries ago and its still reverberating effects on our history, culture, and society," says Gibbs.
The conference attracts historians, genealogists, researchers, educators, enthusiasts, and the general public with all levels of experience. Exhibitors usually include the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, AfricanAncestry.Com, and The Sons and Daughters of The United States Middle Passage.