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AFRO AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

AFRO AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 34 TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE October 10-13, 2013 – Nashville,

34 TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE October 10-13, 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel

CONFERENCE October 10-13, 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel 150 Sounds

150 Sounds of Freedom

CONFERENCE October 10-13, 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel 150 Sounds
CONFERENCE October 10-13, 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel 150 Sounds
CONFERENCE October 10-13, 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel 150 Sounds

From the Conference Planning Committee

On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to invite you to the 34th National Conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. We are planning an exciting and informative series of workshops and programs. For 33 years, AAHGS has held a national conference to assist African Americans in the search for their roots.

Join us in October for “150 Years of Freedom”

Sincerely, Chajuan Fitzgerald, President – AAHGS Nashville Chapter Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis, National President Co-Chairs, 2013 Conference Planning Committee

General Information

Conference Location

All conference workshops and activities will be held at The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel. 2401 Music Valley Drive Nashville, TN 37214. Direct Number 615-889-0800. On-site parking is complimentary.

Transportation

The city boasts the world-class Nashville International Airport, which is seven miles from the hotel and is serviced by major carriers. It has 385 daily flights to and from 78 markets. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the city’s top two carriers. Other airlines that daily fly into the city are USAirways, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Skyway, United Express, Frontier, Air Canada, and Jazz. $20 airport shuttle, including to downtown locations. Because of its central location, with Tennessee being bordered by eight states, more visitors drive to Nashville than fly.

Room Rate

Special room rates of $108.00 (single/double) are available for AAHGS conference registrants. The conference room rate is available beginning on Monday, October 7 th through Monday, October 14, for individuals wanting to arrive early to conduct personal research or attend the pre-conference tours

which events take place October 8-10. There is a sales tax of 15.25% and $2.50 city tax on each guest room. Please Note: Make your reservations early, even though the rate is available until September 7, the rooms may not be. Once

accommodations at a different hotel, you can always cancel if you can't attend.

You have several options of placing your reservation which can be made online at http://cwp.marriott.com/bnagi/afroamericanhistorical/ , by calling the Central Reservation Service at 1-855-584-3466 or by contacting the hotel directly at 615-889-0800. When making reservations, be sure to request the AAHGS conference rate. The deadline for receiving this room rate is September 7, 2013. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or checkout for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is requested.

Special Needs

Special dietary needs must be detailed in writing and submitted with the registration form.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and postmarked no later than 1 August, 2013. All cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee.

cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee. An incredible national conference for African Americans
cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee. An incredible national conference for African Americans

An incredible national conference for African Americans researching their family histories. All conference activities will take place at The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel.

10 tracks, 40 sessions focused on resources, research methods, and historical events that will help build your family’s history.

Experienced genealogical speakers.

Pre-conference historical tours

Vendors featuring genealogy software, resource books, clothes and ethnic collectibles will be available.

Networking opportunities.

Plan now to join us for what will be a great genealogical learning experience. October 10-13, 2013.

For further information contact:

Chajuan Fitzgerald, Co-Chair

2013 Conference Planning Committee Email: info@aahgsnashville.org

Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis,

Co-Chair, 2013 Conference Planning Committee

501.425.5578

Email:ttenplewis@aol.com

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2013 AAHGS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM October 10 - 13, 2013 ♦ Nashville, Tennessee REGISTER ONLINE

2013 AAHGS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

October 10 - 13, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee

REGISTER ONLINE at www.AAHGS.org

Or mail with payment to AAHGS, PO Box 73067, Washington, DC 20056-3067

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AAHGS 2013 Conference Schedule Thursday, 10 October 2013 1:30pm - 5:30pm T-1 Committee Meeting Board,

AAHGS 2013

Conference

Schedule

Thursday, 10 October 2013

1:30pm - 5:30pm

T-1

Committee Meeting

Board, Chapter Presidents/Special

1:30pm – 2:30pm

T-2

Conference Attendee Orientation

New Member/First-Timer

4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Registration

Pre-Conference Area

7:00pm - 8:00pm

T-3

State of the Society Meeting

8:30pm - 10:30pm

T-4

Prelude Reception

Lower Atrium

Friday, 11 October 2013

7:30am - 8:45am

F-1

Board, Chapter Presidents/Special

Committee Meeting

8:00am - 4:00pm Registration – Pre-Conference Area

8:00am - 7:00pm - EXHIBITS Pre-Conference Area

9:00am - 10:15am

F-2

OPENING PLENARY Music Calls Us Home

Dr. Glenda Glover

10:30am – 11:30am CONCURRENT SESSIONS – I

F-3

Open Doors: Western New York

F-4

Houses of Worship Sharon Amos AKEE TREE: "A Descendant's

F-5

Quest For His Ancestors On The Eskridge Plantations" Stephen Hanks Who Am I? Train the Trainer:

F-6

Training for Genealogy Society Planners and Program Directors, Librarians or Teachers to Enrich the Delivery of Children's Genealogical Programs Joyce D. Higgins Port Royal: The Birthplace of Freedom in the Old South Toni Carrier

11:45am -1:15pm

F-7

Luncheon - Guest Speaker

Chris Haley

1:30pm -2:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS – II

F-8

The Tinsmith of Tradd Street:

F-9

William James Parker, Slavery to Affluence Paul Garbarini Spinning Tales and Quilting

F-10

Stories Konnetta Alexander "The Image Journal of John Dover

F-11

Page" - - A Deeper Telling of the Exodusters' Journey Rev. Dr. Khadijah Matin Listening With New Eyes: The Anderson Family of Amelia County, VA Robert A. Bellinger

2:45pm – 3:45pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS – III

F-12

Five Notable Women and Their

F-13

"Pen-is-Mighter-Than-the Sword" Struggle: Daisy Bates, Daisy Lampkin, Edna B. McKenzie, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida B. Wells Janis F. Kearney, Roland Barksdale-Hall, Anthony B. Mitchell, Sr. To Bury Our Dead Members:

F-14

Tennessee's African American Fraternal and Benevolent Lodges Leigh Ann Gardner Reclaiming the Past: Using

F-15

Genealogy to Empower At-Risk Youth Kalonji McClellan More than 3/5ths: Myths and Truths About Slavery in the U.S. - Nicka Smith

4:00pm - 5:00pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS – IV

F-16

The Washingtons of Wessyngton:

F-17

Chronicling the Lives and Burial Ground of Slaves on a Tennessee Plantation John F. Baker Researching Abandoned

F-18

Cemeteries Jo Ann McClellan Slaves, Contrabands, Soldiers and

F-19

Freedpeople: Records and Resources from a Historian’s Perspective Linda Barnickel Looking for Your Ancestors in Unusual Places Leigh Ann Gardner

4:00pm - 5:00pm

F-20

Youth Family Heritage Project Presentations & Awards, hosted by Slave Grandchildren Remember Special Project Historian Dr. Learotha Williams

5:30pm - 7:00pm

F-21

Sharing Dinner

6:30pm - 9:30pm

F-21

Free to Read Bookfair Featuring 30 Authors And Screening of "Walk Right In, The Story of the Yale Summer High School

Saturday, 12 October 2013

7:30am - 8:45am

S-1

Board, Chapter Presidents/Special

Committee Meeting

8:00am - Noon Registration Pre-Conference Area

8am - 7:00pm - EXHIBITS Pre-Conference Area

9:00am -10:15am

S-2

GENERAL SESSION

A Panel Discussion on Getting

Family Stories Published and Broadcast Moderator, Roland Barksdale-Hall Panelist - Elizabeth Jean Brumfield Janis F. Kearney Millie McGee Anthony B. Mitchell, Sr. Bradford Van Demark

10:30am - 11:30am CONCURRENT SESSIONS - I

S-3

Unlocking Memphis History : An

S-4

Inclusive Look at the Colorful History of Tennessee's Largest City Dwight Fryer RSS Feeds for Genealogy: News

&

Information Brought Directly to

S-5

You Taneya Koonce Impact of Media Coverage of President Barack Obama's Marriage on College Students' Attitude Toward Marriage

S-6

Coreen Jackson From Giles County Tennessee:

Discovering Uncle Sephus Angela Walton-Raij

11:45am – 1:15pm

S-7

Luncheon - Guest Speaker Ashley Bouknight - Assistant Curator The Hermitage

1:30pm – 2:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS - II

S-8

I Don't Think I've Done Enough:

S-9

Getting Started with Your WW2 Research Shelly Murphy Unlocking Our Southern Mosaic:

S-10

Examining A Family's Life Near Its Slavery Origins Dwight Fryer The Role and History of the Black

S-11

Church in Black Single Parent Families Janeisha Anderson & Jennifer Lee Williamson County Public Library's Participation in Preserving African-American History and Genealogy in Conjunction with Thelma Battle, Local Historian Dorris Callicott Douglass

2:45pm – 3:45pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS – III

S-12

Understanding African American Genealogical Patterns as Remnants of Slave Culture:

S-13

Demographics, Family Dynamics and Religious Practices Dr. Richard Gardiner & Ms. Ceteria Richey I've Done My DNA, Now What?!?

S-14

Nicka Smith Blended Families: Finding Native

S-15

American in African American Families Angela Walton-Raji 150 Years Later: Teaching About Ancestors and Counter-Narrative History in the Social Justice Classroom Roland Barksdale-Hall

4:00pm – 5:00pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS – IV

S-16

Howard Gentry and the Athletics

S-17

Legacy at Tennessee State University Carrie M. Gentry Genograms: Saving Lives with

S-18

Family Health Histories Kimberly A. Foster Before It Was Legal: A Black- White Marriage Nancy Poling

S-19

Hitting the Genealogy Brick Walls

& Challenges: The Search for

Information about Joseph Brand Davis Shelly Murphy

7:15pm-9:00pm

S-20

Nashville's African American

Music History Dinner

& Award Presentations

Speaker - Thomas Cain

9:30pm-Midnight - Cakewalk Ball Entertainment - Thomas Cain D.J. Roland Mills

Sunday, 13 October 2013

7:30am – 8:45am Chapter Presidents/ New Chapter Officers Meeting

9:00am - 10:00am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS - I

Su-1

Resources for African American

Su-2

Biography Randall K. Burkett Land of Canaan: Researching

Su-3

Ancestors in Canada before the Civil War Guylaine Petrin "Practicing Prevention: How to

Su-4

Be Healthy and Whole" Dr. Pamela Payne Foster, M.D. Roland Barksdale-Hall African American Women Griots:

Repositories of the Oral Tradition Drusilla Pair

10:15am –11:15am CONCURRENT SESSIONS - II

Su-5

Georgia O'Keeffe's Bequest of the

Su-6

Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art to Fisk University and to the Segregated South Jerry Waters WordPress for Genealogy:

Su-7

Experience the Power of Dynamic Publishing Taneya Koonce Daisy Lee Gatson Bates:

An Accidental American Leader Janis F. Kearney

11:30am – 1:00pm

Su-8

Closing Bell Luncheon Keynote: Dr. William S. Pretzer

Senior Curator for History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture

1:00pm – 5:00pm POST CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES AT YOUR LEISURE - CHOOSE FAREWELL EXHIBIT OR BOOK FESTIVAL

Fisk Collections Dr. Victor D. Simmons, Director and Curator, Docent Fisk University

Galleries Special Conference Sunday Viewing1000 17 th Avenue North,

Nashville, TN 37208

615-329-8720

Walking through the Van Vechten Gallery, one sees works by the great hands and minds that shaped twentieth-century art. They are

connected through

the burgeoning of Harlem Renaissance art in the post reconstruction South. In the spirit of ensuring that previously enslaved African Americans would be in a

position to benefit society after a horrific national conflict, Georgia O’Keeffe gave her paintings and those of Alfred Stieglitz to

conscience to

Fisk in order to challenge segregationist social norms and in benefit of the progress of American society. Curator and Director Dr. Simmons’s knowledge, warmth, sense of humor, and love of Fisk permit viewers to experience the power and excitement of the many wonderful collections Fisk has in addition to the Stieglitz.

Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m.

30 Americans Art Exhibit

Jerry C. Waters American Art Historian, Docent First Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway

37203-3822 615-244-3340

Nashville, TN

30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. Drawn from the extensive Rubell Family Collection in Miami, the exhibition comprises over 70 works—including paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos, collages and multimedia works— from leading artists such as Jean- Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu and Robert Colescott. The 30 Americans exhibit is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

Admission: Free For Members

Free

Up to 18 years old

$10

Adults

$7

Seniors, military, and

Parking:

college students

$

.50

First 1/2 hour

$1.50

Second 1/2 hour

$1.00

Additional hour

$8.00

Maximum

Sunday: Noon -5:00pm

Southern Festival of Books Legislative Plaza and the State Capitol in downtown Nashville

The Festival is a free event with no registration or tickets required. Author sessions take place in the hearing rooms of the Tennessee Legislature, located beneath Legislative Plaza (main entrance at 6th and Union) and in the Tennessee Capitol Building (main entrance on Charlotte). All author signings take place in the Author Signing Colonnade, located at the top of the steps leading from Legislative Plaza to War Memorial Auditorium.

AFRO AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 34th NATIONAL CONFERENCE

& GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 34th NATIONAL CONFERENCE 150 Sounds of Freedom Conference Keynote Speakers Dr. Glenda
& GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 34th NATIONAL CONFERENCE 150 Sounds of Freedom Conference Keynote Speakers Dr. Glenda

150 Sounds of Freedom Conference Keynote Speakers

CONFERENCE 150 Sounds of Freedom Conference Keynote Speakers Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Opening Plenary Dr. Glenda
CONFERENCE 150 Sounds of Freedom Conference Keynote Speakers Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Opening Plenary Dr. Glenda

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Opening Plenary

Keynote Speakers Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Opening Plenary Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover delivers the “Music Calls

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover delivers the “Music Calls Us Home”

Opening Plenary. Glover is President of Tennessee State University in Nashville and one of few African American women to hold the economics Ph.D. - CPA – J.D. combination in the nation. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Business from George Washington University, J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, MBA in Accounting from Clark-Atlanta University, and B.S. in Mathematics from Tennessee State University. Prior to returning to her TSU alma mater in 2012, Glover served as Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University since 1994 and as Chair of the Department of Accounting and Assistant Professor at Howard University from 1990 to 1994.

Thomas Cain Banquet - Cake Walk Ball ~ Performance

to 1994. Thomas Cain Banquet - Cake Walk Ball ~ Performance Thomas Cain is a veteran

Thomas Cain is a veteran Nashville songwriter, musician, performer, producer and publisher who serves as Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations at music rights organization BMI Nashville. The native of Athens, Alabama, works with songwriters and publishers to administer their musical works and grow market share for one of the world’s leading performing rights organizations. Cain both speaks on Nashville’s black music heritage and performs from his vast catalogue that includes songs recorded by top artists such as Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Diamond Rio, Trace Atkins, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and Albertina Walker. Also featured is a screening of the CMT/MTV Networks documentary “Waiting in the Wings: African Americans in Country Music,” for

which Cain

wrote the theme and composed the musical score.

Chris Haley - Friday Luncheon

Chris Haley - Friday Luncheon Chris Haley, a nephew of Tennessee native son and “Roots” author

Chris Haley, a nephew of Tennessee native son and “Roots” author Alex Haley, is director of both the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives research department and the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Md. He has spoken throughout the United States on themes such as African American history, self-empowerment and genealogy. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has served on such boards as the 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 annually in Annapolis, Md., helped garner the Maryland Tourism Council Global Marketing Award for the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation.

Ashley Bouknight - Saturday Luncheon

Ashley Bouknight is assistant curator at The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, focusing on bringing to the public more information about the lives of Jackson’s more than 150 slaves. Prior to her work at The Hermitage, she served as a community educator and museum consultant for various museums, historic sites, and neighborhood history projects in the southeast. She earned a master of arts degree in public history and a certificate in museum management at the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of arts in historic preservation and community planning at the College of Charleston. She currently is in the Ph.D. public history program at Middle Tennessee State University, specializing in African American public history, collections management, diversity in museums, and community outreach.

management, diversity in museums, and community outreach. Dr. William S. Pretzer - Sunday Luncheon Dr. William

Dr. William S. Pretzer - Sunday Luncheon

community outreach. Dr. William S. Pretzer - Sunday Luncheon Dr. William S. Pretzer has since October

Dr. William S. Pretzer has since October 2009 served as senior curator for history at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Among his responsibilities are participating with design, making decisions about exhibits, rounding up artifacts and working on interactive exhibits. Among the museum’s accomplishments in 2013 are announcements of donation of her gold medal and other items by history-making gymnast Gabrielle Douglas and a $12 million gift from Oprah Winfrey, one of 27 members of the museum’s outside council. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and Stanford University. Pretzer’s overall job is to help the museum slated for 2015 opening to achieve its mission to “be a place of meaning, of memory, of reflection, of laughter, and of hope. It should be a beacon that reminds us of what we were; what challenges we still face; and point us towards what we can become.” Among Pretzer’s previous appointments are as associate professor of history and museum director at Central Michigan University and as curator at Henry Ford Museum, where he was best known as the person to identify and buy restoration for the Rosa Parks bus.

AAHGS 2013 National Pre-Conference Tours

Tuesday Tours – October 8, 2013 2:00pm ~ 5:00pm * 6:00pm ~ 10:00pm

Nashville Black History Tour

~

Grand Ole Opry

An exciting tour full of Nashville Black History begins Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm. Begin your tour at 12th and Broadway and head east to the former site of Fisk University; the Post Office, Federal Building; former site of UT Nashville, Downtown Campus, Hume Fogg High School; Customs house; First Baptist Church, Broad Street; Grand Lodge; State of Tennessee (Masons). Other tour sites will include Old Fairfield Four Funeral Home, General Hospital, Mt. Ararat Cemetery, former Waldon University site, the Gem Theatre, Cameron School, Hubbard House, Seay Hubbard Chapel, and the Hubbard hospital.

But that's not all, view the Cumberland Museum and City Cemetery. Visit the site of the TSU Sit-in markers, Old Pearl High School and Fisk Campus. MeHarry Hubbard Hospital is within view and the tour will then proceed to Tennessee State University. Your tour will be conducted by native Nashvillian W.J. "Bill" Daniel whose family roots in Nashville and Brentwood predate 1850.

Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, that has presented the biggest stars of that genre since 1925. It is also among the longest-running broadcasts in history since its beginnings November 28, 1925, as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM. Dedicated to honoring country music and its history, the Opry showcases a mix of legends and contemporary chart-toppers performing country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and comedic performances and skits. Considered an American icon, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of radio and Internet listeners. The Opry is "the show that made country music famous" and has been called the "home of American music" and "country’s most famous stage."

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Wednesday Tours – October 9, 2013 9:00am ~ 1:00pm * 1:30pm ~ 6:00pm * 7:00pm ~ 10:00pm

The Hermitage - Andrew Jackson's Presidential Home * Tennessee State Archives/Nashville Public Library* Nashville Downtown Night Life * On Your Own

Wednesday Tour will begin at 9am with the Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. There is a log cabin on the grounds that was the home to the African-American slave, Alfred. Alfred is remembered as the oldest living slave at The Hermitage, he is buried in The Hermitage garden next to Andrew Jackson's tomb.

Listed is the Two Hour Itinerary of the Hermitage Tour

1. Watch the Introductory Film at the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center

2. Tour the exhibits in the Visitor Center

3. Walk to and tour the Hermitage mansion

4. Walk through the Hermitage Garden and visit Rachel and Andrew Jackson's tomb

5. Visit Alfred's Cabin

6. Return to Visitors Center and stop by the Museum Store

Following The Hermitage Tour we will stop for lunch at the Hermitage House Smorgasbord. They offer a buffet of homemade salads, vegetables, entrées, bread and desserts while their friendly wait staff assist you with your beverage and table service.

Tennessee State Library Archives/Nashville Public Library

For those desiring to do research, after leaving the Hermitage House Smorgasbord, you will taken to the Tennessee State Library Archives. An orientation & review will be conducted prior to you beginning your research. Research hours will be from 1:30pm until closing at 4:30pm. Those individuals that wish to research at the Nashville Public Library can do research from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. You will then return to the hotel to freshen up for the 6:30pm bus departure to be taken to the city for the Downtown Night Life of which you are free to explore on your own. Look in your conference registrations bags for coupons and information.

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Thursday Tours – October 10, 2013 9:00am ~ 1:00pm Wessyngton Plantation Tour

Wessyngton Plantation was established by Joseph Washington (1770-1848), a distant cousin of President George Washington. Washington first came to the area in 1796 from Southampton County, Virginia bringing enslaved Africans and African Americans with him. The Wessyngton mansion was built in 1819 by enslaved workers on the plantation. Joseph named his estate in honor of his ancestors. By 1860 Wessyngton became the largest tobacco plantation in the United States and the second largest producer in the world, growing 250,000 pounds of dark fired tobacco. Wessyngton contained 13,100 acres of land in one farm and over 2,000 acres in other parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. The plantation also held the largest enslaved African American population (274) in the state of Tennessee in 1860. Wessyngton remained in the hands of the Washington family until 1983 when it was purchased by Glen and Donna Roberts, the current owners. Before Wessyngton’s sale it was the largest farm in America still held by direct descendants of the original owner.

2013 AAHGS PRE-CONFERENCE TOURS REGISTRATION FORM

Please indicate below the Tours you would like to attend and mail form & payment with your

registration to: AAHGS Conference

register for tours online at www.aahgs.org

PO Box 73067

Washington, DC

20056-3067 or you may

I would like to attend the Nashville Black Heritage Tour

I would like to attend the Grand Ole Opry

I would like to attend the Hermitage Tour (Andrew Jackson's Presidential Home)

I would like to attend the Tennessee State Library Archives/Nashville Public Library

I would like to attend the Nashville Downtown Nightlife

I would like to attend the Wessyngton Plantation Tour

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Washington DC 20056-3067, or you may register online at www.aahgs.org

Nashville Black History Tour

$20

Grand Ole Opry

$32

Hermitage & Library Tour, w/lunch

$50

Hermitage Tour by Wagon

$11

Nashville Downtown Nightlife

Free

Wessyngton Plantation Tour

$20

Total Amount Submitted for Tours

Please note: There is no admission fee for the Wessyngton Plantation Tour. The $20 tour fee covers round trip transportation.

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Souvenir Program Booklet Advertisement Form

2013 Conference Souvenir Book

This Souvenir Booklet commemorates the 34th Annual National Conference of AAHGS. Purchasing an ad can be used to showcase individual research, family tree information, church, civic, or organization projects as well. This would be a perfect opportunity to introduce your works, published articles, books, upcoming family reunions, memorials of ancestors passed on and/or recognition of individuals or groups that have worked diligently at preserving African American heritage and culture.

Ad costs are as follows: The inside front cover or the inside/outside back covers will be $200. See below for page

cost.

encouraged.

received. Email all ads to sharondphillips38@gmail.com and if you have any questions please contact her at 501.680.1072. Make checks payable to AAHGS-National and mail to P.O. Box 73067, Washington, DC 20056- 3067. Your payment should be received by August 1, 2013. Ads are not final until payment is received.

Ads will not be finalized until payment is

Ads must be submitted in electronic format (email), attaching pictures are

The deadline is August 1, 2013.

Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) format only.

***Deadline has been extended to August 30, 2013

you

may also pay on-line at www.aaghs.org

BUSINESS/CHURCH, ETC. ADVERTISEMENT

Company/Institution:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Representative:

Please write what you want to appear in the ad.

INDIVIDUAL ADVERTISEMENT

Name:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Please write what you want to appear in the ad (ex: In memory of, Best Wishes, Congratulations, etc.)

Please check the size of the Ad you desire:

LAYOUT

COST

Full Page

$100.00

Half Page

$ 60.00

Quarter Page

$ 40.00

Business Card

$ 25.00

Patron’s List

$ 10.00

AAHGS CONFERENCE 2013

“150 Sounds of Freedom”

APPLICATION FOR EXHIBIT SPACE

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. PO Box 73067 Washington, DC 20056-3067

Society, Inc. PO Box 73067 Washington, DC 20056-3067 Conference Site: The Inn at Opryland~A Gaylord Hotel

Conference Site:

The Inn at Opryland~A Gaylord Hotel Nashville, Tennessee Friday, October 11 – 7am – 7pm Saturday, October 12 – 7am – 7pm

Company Information

Name as it should appear on ID sign:

 

Service or Product Category (genealogy resource materials, arts and crafts, jewelry, etc.)

Contact Person:

Title:

Telephone (

)

Fax (

)

Mailing Address

Exhibit Space Information

Please reserve the following:

Day(s)

Number of Spaces

Cost per space

Amount due

Friday

 

$100.00

 

Saturday

 

$100.00

 

Friday Bookfair Only

 

$100.00

 

Free to Read Bookfair Author Tables for Friday night - 6:30 - 9:30pm is $100. If you are a book author and have paid for an exhibit table on Friday, the courtesy is extended to the Book Fair.

Payment Information

Payment: Total exhibit space cost is due with this application for space. No assignment will be made for applications received without payment. Space assignments will be made on a first paid basis.

CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS should be made payable to: AAHGS - Exhibit Space and mailed to: PO Box 73067 Washington DC 20056-3067 or you may pay online at www.aahgs.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Fees will be refunded minus a service charge of $25 of the total exhibit fee if written notice of cancellation is received by August 15. There will be no refunds for cancellations after September 1st.

AAHGS CONTACT: Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis * 501-425-5578 * ttenplewis@aol.com

EXHIBITOR AGREEMENT

1. The company, whose name appears on this form, hereinafter referred to as the “vendor”. Is authorized to conduct a demonstration and/or product display of materials described and subject to the terms of this agreement. The demonstration consists of product displays in the assigned area at The Inn at Opryland - A Gaylord Hotel, Nashville, TN.

2. All exhibits must fit within the confines of the assigned space so as not to impede traffic flow, infringe on the space of other vendors, or violate the emergency exit routes as set forth by the fire marshals. Exhibit layout cannot be changed.

3. Vendors agree to abide by the installation and dismantling times set. Exhibition fees cover only those items described in the paragraph entitled, Exhibit Space Assignment. Any other furnishings and equipment must be contracted through the conference center, at the expense of the exhibitor.

4. No vendor/exhibitor shall assign, sublet, or share the whole or any part of the space contracted. Exhibitors agree to limit services and or materials displayed in their exhibit area to those purveyed by the vendor, with the exception that other proprietary equipment may be used solely for the purpose of demonstrating the materials or services of the vendor/exhibitor. (Only one vendor will be permitted in each exhibit space).

5. The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (hereinafter AAHGS) will not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage including fire or theft, which may occur to a vendor or the vendor's employees, or property arising from any cause whatsoever, prior, during or subsequent to this vendor period. The vendor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damage, and claims brought on the premises of the hotel and shall indemnify and hold harmless the hotel, agents, servants, and employees for any and all such losses, damages, and claims. By completing the application and signing this agreement, it is expressly understood that the vendor releases AAHGS and its agents from any responsibility and agrees to indemnify against any and all related parties for losses, injury, and damages.

6. Each vendor agrees to donate one (1) gift of merchandise or gift certificate to be used as a door prize. Gift must be available at registration on the date(s) of the exhibition.

7. If AAHGS should be prevented from holding the event for any reason beyond its control (such as, but not limited to damage to the building, riots, strikes, or acts of God), or if an exhibitor cannot occupy the assigned exhibit space due to reasons beyond the Society's control, then AAHGS has the right to cancel the exhibition or any part thereof, with no further liability to the exhibitor other than a refund of the exhibit fee.

Vendor:

AAHGS:

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

Company

Type or print Name and Title

Type or print name and title

Signature

Signature

Date

Date