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The African-American Special Interest Group (AA-SIG) provides a forum for individuals to network, share genealogical research, study, and preserve the history of Americans with particular interest in African descent.

 

African-Americans in St. Louis

St. Louis was/is home to many famous African-Americans: Scott Joplin, ragtime composer; W. C. Handy, composer of St. Louis Blues; Wendell Oliver Pruitt, WWII flying ace; Dred Scott of the infamous Dred Scott Decision of 1847; Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian; and many more.

The St. Louis Sentinel, Argus and American newspapers are published weekly by African-Americans and are widely circulated.

Source: “The African-American Heritage of St. Louis: A Guide,” published by St. Louis Public Library, February 1992.

Meetings

Meetings are held at either the St. Louis County Library Headquarters or St. Louis Public Library (downtown branch at 1301 Olive).  Meetings are sponsored by the St. Louis Genealogical Society and co-sponsored by the St. Louis County Library, when held at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters.

For additional information, contact the African-American Special Interest Group at 314-647-8547, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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LaDonna Garner (SIG Leader) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Upcoming African-American SIG Meetings



Sat Jun 07, 2014 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
African-American SIG Meeting
Date: Saturday, 7 June 2014
Meeting Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Location St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive, Carnegie Room, 3rd Floor
Topic: Church Records and Alternative Sources
Leader LaDonna Garner, CG
Special Note
The St. Louis Public Library, Downtown, offers free parking for patrons at their parking lot at the corner of Olive and 15th Street. To leave the parking lot, please request a free token from the information desk at the library. If you have a disability that makes parking at the lot difficult, please contact in advance of the meeting.  Here is a link with more information: http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/central_parking.asp


Sat Oct 04, 2014 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
African-American SIG Meeting
Date: Saturday, 4 October 2014
Meeting Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, East Room
Topic: Breaking through Brick Walls
Leader: LaDonna Garner, CG

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