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Baltimore Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAHGS)

The Baltimore Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAHGS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging study and research in history and genealogy. Membership is open to all ethnic groups and focuses on those with particular interest in African Americans. The diverse membership includes people of all ages, from all walks of life, working toward a common goal. Each one is looking for the ancestral tie that binds us all through the historic events that shape our present.

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society, Inc. has been active in the Washington, D.C. area since 1977 and, in 1989, the Baltimore Chapter was chartered. The chapter was named in honor of Agnes Kane Callum in 2005, and she was a founding member of the chapter.

“They think it’s a white people’s
plantation…but our roots are
here too, the Kane roots,
and the beautiful thing about
this historic place is that for once,
the slaves are included in the story.”

Agnes Kane Callum

In-Person Meetings Cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak all events at all Pratt Library locations have been cancelled until further notice.

Virtual Meetings

Guest Speaker: Patrick Whang, Independent PhD student
Topic:
The Freedman’s Bank in Baltimore: From Model Branch to Collapsed Dream
Date: February 6
Time: Meeting will begin at noon.

Special Event

Event: Black History Month 2021 Genealogy Conference
Keynote Speaker: Ted Ellis, African American Artist
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sponsors: African American Special Interest Group, Washington D.C. Family History Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and
the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., State of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Chapters
Registration: https://www.wdcfhc.org/AAHGS-Conf/