In-Person Meetings Cancelled Due to COVID-19

2021 Virtual Meeting Schedule

All Meetings will begin at noon.


January 6 – Cancelled

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

March 6
Guest Speakers: Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer, Archaeologists and Co-Directors of the Herring Run Archaeology Project
Topic: Enslaved Families of Eutaw Farm in Baltimore

April 3
Guest Speaker: James R. Morgan III, Curation Consultant, African American Civil War Museum, Washington DC
Topic: Finding Our Fathers: Black Fraternalism and Genealogy

May 1
Guest Speaker: Dr. Adam Fracchia, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland
Topic: The West Baltimore Archaeology Project

June 5
Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
Topic: Let’s Talk About the Constitution: The Three-Fifths Clause

July 10
Guest Speaker: Bill Barry, Retired Director of Labor Studies, Community College of Baltimore County
Topic: Sleeping Car Porters and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

August 7
Guest Speaker: Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes, Executive Director, Harford County Hosanna School Museum
Topic: Still Standing, Still Strong: Historic Hosanna School and the McComas Institute

September 4
Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
Topic: Stolen–Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home

October 2
Guest Speakers: Gwen Reese and Suzanne Johnson, Sugarland Ethno-History Project, and Jeff Sypeck, all residents of Montgomery County, Maryland
Topic: Unearthing Sugarland’s Story

November 6
Guest Speaker: Willa Banks, Independent Historian and Speaker
Topic: From Banneker to Douglass: The Quest for Freedom and Equality

December 4
Guest Speaker: Erwin Polk, BAAHGS and Delaware AAHGS Member
Topic: Major Slave Auctions, The Africans Sold and Their Buyers: Using These Slave Auctions and Others to Find Your Ancestors