The General Meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so please feel free to join us for one of our monthly meetings.

Our group normally meets the second Tuesday of each month* (except July and August). from 6:30-8:30 pm at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 North 54th Street, Philadelphia, PA. See general meeting venue details below*

 Upcoming General Meetings

AAGG will be meeting next on Tuesday, November 14. Our first speaker will be member Carolyn Williams who will complete her discussion of the history and genealogy of an extended family of free blacks who lived in North Carolina before the Civil War.

In the first part of her talk, she will show federal census and Pasquotank County court records from 1829 to 1850. Williams will also describe this family’s multiple antebellum migrations to the North, specifically, to West Chester and Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, Camden, New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada, between 1838 and 1861. In the second part of her presentation, she will cover their lives and the lives of Harvey, Spence, and Bond descendants between 1838 and 1945. She will share her research about the family’s entrepreneurs and employment, roles as black elites, education, and a notable tragedy covered by the national press. Williams will discuss using vital statistics, the Society of Friends census records, a church history and church records, city and business directories, newspapers, school records, and photographs from public and private collections to construct their story.

Carolyn C. Williams co-founded and was first president of the AAGG.

Our second speaker will be Mary Groce. Ms. Groce’s presentation will be about her great uncle, pioneer aviator Emory Conrad Malick, the first African American licensed pilot.

This month’s general meeting begins at 6:30 PM

Meeting Location:
Pinn Memorial Baptist Church 
2251 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Parking Available.

General Meeting Venue Details

Pinn Memorial Baptist Church

2251 North 54th Street Philadelphia, Pa