Lansing Area African American
Genealogical Society

Newsletter
Volume 6, Issue 1
Spring 2019 Newsletter
2019 LAAAGS Meeting Dates
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2019 LAAAGS Programs
January 19, 2019  Downtown Capital Area Library

February 16, 2019  State Library of Michigan

March 16, 2019 State Library of Michigan

April 20, 2019   State Library of Michigan

May 18, 2019  State Library of Michigan

June 15, 2019  Summer Research Trip

No meetings  July and August 2019

September 21, 2019  State Library of Michigan

October 19, 2019  State Library of Michigan

November 16, 2019  State Library of Michigan

December 21, 2019 State Library of Michigan
January 19, 2019
The February meeting was held at LOM. Planning for
the remainder of the year
February 16, 2019
The January meeting will be a planning meeting for the
Society.  Meetings will be planned for the remainder of
the year. The meeting was held at CADL.
March 16, 2019
A presentation on Lansing's Paving the Way Project on
the construction of I-496 which displaced the African
American community in Lansing.
April 20, 2019
Business meeting that includes planning for LAAAGS'
participation in Lansing's Juneteenth Celebration.
May 19, 2019
TBA
June 15, 2019  Summer Research Trip
LAAAGS members will travel on a research trip TBA.
September 21, 2019
This meeting for LAAAGS will be at the State Library
and Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lake Erie Room,
Lansing, MI 48933. Walter Hawthorne, MSU Professor
& Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in
the College of Social Science, will present on
Enslaved.org - a project to study the historical slave
trade. The public is invited to attend!
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October 19, 2019
November 16, 2019
December 15, 2019
The program for our October 19, 2019 meeting will be a
presentation on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
The memorial is commonly known as ‘The Lynching
Memorial.’ Located in Montgomery, Alabama, the memorial
was developed and constructed by the Equal Justice Initiative
(EJI) lead by Bryan Stevenson, founder and author of Just
Mercy. The memorial is dedicated to the legacy of enslaved
black people, people terrorized by lynching, African
Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow,
and people of color burdened with contemporary
presumptions of guilt and police violence. Presenters will be
LAAAGS members Willye and Mike Bryan.
The slate of new officers will be presented for voting in
December.
Election of new officers.