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Baltimore Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAHGS)

Chapter of the Year

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

April 4 Meeting Cancelled

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

Guest Speaker: BAAHGS Member Erwin Polk
Topic:
Major Slave Auctions, The Africans Sold and Their Buyer’s: Using These Slave Auctions and Others to Find Your Ancestors
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Venue: Northwood Branch
Enoch Pratt Free Library
4420 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Special Event 

Event: Voting Rights Celebration
Sponsors: 15th Amendment 150th Anniversary Celebration Inc.
Maryland Black Women’s History Collaborative in partnership with The Prince Hall Foundation of Maryland Inc.
BAAHGS Participation: Research on the 1870 Parade participants was conducted by
BAAHGS members Noreen Goodson, Gloria Porter and Donna T. Hollie
Date
: Sunday, May 17
Time: Re-enactment Parade begins at 3 p.m.
Location: 900 block of Eutaw Street (opposite State Office Complex)
Baltimore, Maryland 21217