Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Charlotte Chapter

Mission / Purpose

Our Mission

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) is a nonprofit organization that strives to preserve African ancestor family history, genealogy, and 

cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community.  (


Our Goals

Our primary goals are to promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.


We work, in collaboration with other genealogy organizations, professional historians, genealogist and related individuals, to accomplish these goals through our bi-monthly meetings, and our workshops and conferences.    


We strive to engage and assist as many individuals in our community as possible, to increase the research and documentation of African American History and genealogy. We are intentional about sharing, fellowship with each other, having fun, growing and learning together.   


Operating Year: January - December 2024

Board of Directors
President: John Sadler
Vice President: Vacant
Treasurer: Catrina Butler
Recording Secretary: Vacant
Board Member: Margo S. Scurry
Board Member: Valerie Wilson
Board Member: Vacant
Corresponding Secretary: Vacant
Parliamentarian: Christopher Kite

Meeting Info


AAHGS Charlotte invite our visitors and friends to join us for our bi-monthly meetings. We meet the odd months of the year, on the third Saturday (January, March, July, September and November) at 10:00am-11:30am (Members only business meeting at 9:30am). 


We have a speakers each month on Genealogy and History topics; and a Questions and Answers with opportunity to share your research and information.




Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library

Charlotte Mecklenburg Libray System


2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC  28216