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Paula Whatley Matabane, Ph.D.

Dr. 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.