National Conference Underway
For the past several days the 34th AAHGS National Conference has been underway here in our lovely city of Nashville. We hope everyone in attendance is enjoying themselves, learning a lot, connecting with colleagues and thinking about techniques to employ after you leave us.
Today’s sessions will continue the learning with a variety of presentations and activities to offer. We’ve already seen some of your experiences shared via multiple channels online.
- Angela Y. Walton-Raji spent some time at the Tennessee State Library and Archives researching her Giles County connections, and late last night shared notes from the conference so far in her weekly podcast
- Attendees such as Mavis & Renate had the chance to meet in person and enjoy a lovely evening dinner together; Mavis also shared her commentary from the first full day of activities
We heard great feedback from presentations such as:
- Chris Haley’s, nephew of Alex Haley, talk during lunch yesterday
- Toni Carrier (aka LowCountry Africana’s) talk about Port Royal
- and last night’s session by Dr. Learotha Williams, Professor of African American and Public History at Tennessee State University, who spoke about the Slave Grandchildren Remember project
If you’re here and visiting with us, please do let us know how your experience has been. Feel free to comment on the AAHGS Facebook page or tweet using the hashtag #2013AAHGS. We look forward to hearing more from you today and tomorrow!