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African American Genealogical Research At the Maryland State Archives

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Is pleased to announce African American Genealogical Research At the Maryland State Archives

Featuring guest speaker Chris Haley

Chris Haley is Director of Research for the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives and Director of the Utopia Film Festival in Prince George’s County. Additionally, he has served on the following boards: Annapolis Film Festival, Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Historic London Town Foundation, Jake Savage Foundation and the Annapolis Arts Alliance Foundation. His script for the 2004 The RECONCILIATION WALK for SLAVERY and PENITENCE held in Annapolis on September 29 helped garner the Maryland Tourism Council Global Marketing Award for the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation. He has spoken on genealogy, African American history and selfempowerment on many occasions including: the 2002 African American Genealogical Conference in Los Angeles, California, the 2000 Millennium of Ethiopia Celebration in Washington, DC, the 2008 and 2007 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conventions, the 2013 Texas Library Association, the 2014 Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society in Nashville, Tennessee, 2014 Presidents’ Day Address in the Maryland Old House of Delegates Chamber and at the 2016 International Roots Festival in The Gambia. As an actor, performer and writer he has appeared on HBO’s The Wire, TV ONE’s For My Man, the PBS Special, Partners of The Heart, and in productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Six Degrees of Separation and Godspell, written the radio play The Courtship of Jo and Eddie, poetry book, Obsessions, both published in 1998, and several short films including The Studio which garnered him a 2001 Individual Artist’s Award from the Anne Arundel County Arts Council. The story of his DNA test that resulted in his discovery and reunion with relatives from the British Isles in 2009 was covered by innumerable news outlets including USA Today and the Huffington Post.

Guests Welcome!


February 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
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Severna Park United Methodist Church
731 Benfield Road
Severna Park , MD United States
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