|LANSING AREA AFRICAN AMERICAN
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|Welcome to the Home Page of the Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society. LAAAGS was
founded in 2001 and is located in Lansing, Michigan. The purpose of LAAAGS is to promote the
preservation of African American family history for Lansing area residents and other interested persons.
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|This page was last updated October 2019
|The next meeting for LAAAGS will be October 19, 2019 at the State Library and Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St.,
Lake Huron Room, Lansing, MI 48933. The program will be a presentation on the National Memorial for Peace
and Justice. The memorial is commonly known as ‘The Lynching Museum.’ Located in Montgomery, Alabama,
the memorial was developed and constructed by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) lead by Bryan Stevenson,
founder and author of the book, Just Mercy. Presenters will be members Willye and Mike Bryan.
The dues for LAAAGS are
$25 dollars annually. Annual dues for 2019 are now
due, starting January 2019.
Form for Dues Submission
2018 June Research Trip
LAAAGS members took a Research Trip to the Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American History in Detroit on June 30th. Members
attending: Gary and Ruby Wilkes, Jessica Trotter, and Mike and Willye
Bryan. The museum visit was an excellent opportunity to see a great
historical presentation of the African American experience from Mother
Africa, through the Middle Passage to the U.S. and Caribbean Islands.
The curation culminates into present day U.S. history. This was a
memorable trip and recommended by all that attended! The day was made
even more enjoyable by a trip to Detroit's Eastern Market!
Current Officers for 2019
President: Gary Wilkes
Vice President: Jessica Trotter
Recording Secretary: Willye Bryan
Treasurer: Mike Bryan