In this important study, former United States primary patent examiner Patricia Carter Sluby pays homage to the inventive spirit of African Americans. Beginning with the contributions of enslaved Africans brought to American shores, Sluby introduces inventors and patent holders from all fields up to and including the leading edge of today's technology. Along with such recognizable figures as George Washington Carver and Madam C. J. Walker, readers will discover little-known or forgotten pioneers of devices such as a tobacco substitute, a home security system, and a portable heart monitor. Particular attention is given to the innovations of women inventors and scientists.
Despite racial discrimination and second-class status within the enlisted corps, the U.S. Navyï¿½s mess attendants, officerï¿½s cooks, and stewards compiled a proud legacy of combat service in World War II. For this first major study of the subject, AAHGS-PGCM member, Richard E. Miller draws on a wealth of previously untapped primary documents and more than forty oral history interviews that he conducted.
$32.95, Naval Institute Press
Since slaves held non-citizen status, extant early vital records seldom include data on these individuals. It is indeed fortunate that The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1653-1812 contains such information. AAHGS-PGCM member, Paul E. Sluby, Sr., C.G. extracted the information and provided an in-depth analysis of the historical and genealogical information therein.
$28.00 includes S&H; contact Carolyn Rowe.
The aim of this project is to capture genealogical information from surviving histories of Prince George's County, MD churches which might identify our enslaved ancestors. The coordinators of this project are, William Q. O. Shelton, Carolyn C. C. Rowe and Jane T. Thomas.
AAHGS-PGCM members, Carolyn Corpening Rowe, Jane Taylor Thomas, and Beverly Babin Woods worked together to author this photographic view of Prince George's County, MD, 1950 to the present.
On July 24, 2004, AAHGS-PGCM member Richard Barnes will conduct interviews of twenty-two (22) World War II veterans, who are members of Asbury Methodist Church, 926 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC. This is being done in support of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which was established to document the experiences of American veterans of World War I (1914-1920), World War II (1939-1946), Korean War (1950-1955), Vietnam War (1961-1975), and Persian Gulf War (1990-1995).
Mr. Barnes is seeking help with this activity. If you can spare a couple of hours on July 24th, please contact him at one of the following:
(202) 707-9600 (office)
(301) 423-6609 (home)
For additional information, contact Mr. Barnes or visit the Veterans History Project website at http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/
The goal of this project is to explore and possibly formalize a partnership between AAHGS-PGCM and a library within the county. The aim of this partnership would be to acquire and devote resources to the accumulation of resources which support African American genealogical research