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June 18, 2020 By: Sharon MORGAN
AAHGS Outstanding Innovators

AAHGS Recognizes
Outstanding Innovators in
African American Genealogy

Carolyn Rowe, Prince George's MD AAHGS Chapter
Sharon Leslie MorganEvery year, AAHGS gives national awards to honor individuals who have made lasting outstanding and innovative contributions to the advancement of African American genealogy and family history. Awards for 2019 were made at our 40th national conference October 10–12, 2019, held at the College Park Marriott in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Paul HeineggSharon Leslie Morgan was awarded AAHGS’s highest award, the James Dent Walker Award, for her pioneering work as a founding member of AfriGeneas and communications consultant to AAHGS, where she has provided unfailing support to build and promote resources for African American family history. She is a nationally recognized pioneer in multicultural marketing and co-author of Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter and a Son of the Slave Trade and Gather at the Table: Steps Toward a Post-Racial America. In 2007, she founded Our Black Ancestry (OBA, Our BlackAncestry.com) Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to provide resources for African American genealogical research. Morgan is actively involved with Coming to theTable, an organization that promotes linkages between descendants of people who were enslaved and descendants of the families that enslaved them.