Chronology of 1st Documented Africans in North America

News
AAHGS is commemorating the arrival of the first Africans to arrive in British North America in August of 1619 by sharing information about these 20 + Africans who were brought to Point Comfort (present day Hampton), Virginia.  Historians have done a tremendous amount of research in an effort to correct some of the misinformation that has been previously published. To give you a bit of background, here is a chronology that may be of interest to you.  It was prepared by AAHGS National Vice President-History Ric Murphy and members Dr. Marian Lane and Dr. Evelyn McDowell. CHRONOLOGY 1st Documented Africans
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December 2018 Meeting Description

Meetings
The AAHGS-NE December 2018 Meeting will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington.  Three of our esteemed members- Shirley Carter, Elizabeth Johns and Phyllis Holliday- will share stories about a hero or heroine of theirs, and they will discuss and display selected artifacts from their personal collections.
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Freedmen’s Bureau Papers at Suffolk University

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Professor Robert Bellinger and librarian Sarah Griffis examine projection of Freedmen's Bureau document. https://www.suffolk.edu/news/77671.php Suffolk students and historians have convenient access to the Freedmen’s Bureau papers now that the University’s Sawyer Library is home to a complete microfilm copy of the letters, marriage and hospital registers, census lists, and other documents that together tell the story of American people freed after the Civil War. The Mildred F. Sawyer Library is making the National Archives and Records Administration’s Freedmen’s Bureau collection available in partnership with the New England chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Records’ relevance today “These records will teach our students about a very important era in public history and provide historical background to issues such as the ongoing discussion of memorials and monuments of the Civil War,” said Suffolk History Professor Robert…
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Trailblazers in Our Midst – AAHGS-NE Video

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Episode 1 of the video series, "Trailblazers in Our Midst," features the AAHGS-NE Chapter.  The video is produced by the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington, MA. www.abclex.org/2018/03/07/trailblazers-in-our-midst-now-available/
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