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The Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc. (BBAAGHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and exchange of information and ideas among people interested in African American genealogy, family history and historic preservation of the twelve counties of Alabama's Black Belt Region--

Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox.

We invite you to join us in our regular meetings, workshops and conferences. Network with us and become further integrated into the richness of our Alabamian culture. Send an email to

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Join our Board members as they lead various workshops, community meetings and  foster alliances with Black Belt leaders.

Get involved & strengthen your community!

Our Mission
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Dr. Shari L. Williams

Debra Harton Love



Rev. James Ephraim



Jesse Baskerville

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Johnnie Clark


Afriye Wekandodis


Dr. Tara Y. White


Tribute to our Transitioned Board Members

Brenda Jean (BJ) Smothers

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Millie Lee Dulaney

Elvin D. Lang, Sr.

Dr. Donald Payne Stone


BBAAGHS thanks these individuals for their dedication and  commitment to the cause of sharing the history of Alabama's Black Belt.

We Need Your Support Today!

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