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Paula Whatley Matabane, Ph.D.

Paula Whatley MantabaneDr. Whatley Matabane is AAHGS Director of Publications, professor emerita of Howard University, and ordained elder in AME Church.  She has been her family’s genealogist-historian for over 30 years and has traced her family roots in slavery into the mid-18th century.  As a scholar, she published research on media, race, and culture; and produced documentary films. She also belongs to the National Genealogical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society and the Muscogee County, GA Historical Society.