Past Winners of the National AAHGS Awards

The AAHGS Awards has a storied history of distinguished award winners.  Since 1982, we have recognized those individuals, groups, or organizations who have made a significant contribution in furtherance of the AAHGS mission to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity.

2015 Awards

President’s:  Gene Stephenson, Sherri Camp

(List compiled by Alice Harris)

 

2014 Awards

James Dent Walker: Roland Barksdale-Hall

Distinguished National Service Award: Sylvia Cooke Martin, Edwin Washington Jr.

Education: Vernon Scott

Chapter of the Year: Central Maryland

Certificates of Appreciation: Sonya Hodges, Lyndra Marshall; Harry B. and the Late Pamela L. Matthews

 

2013 Awards

James Dent Walker:  Cmdr. William Nolden Henderson

President’s: Roland Barksdale-Hall  (No Life  Membership w/award; already a paid life member)

Genealogy:  Joyce Higgins and Erwin D. Polk

National Distinguished Service: Roland Barksdale-Hall and William Quinn Oscar Shelton;

James Dent Walker (posthumously)

Sluby Meritorious Service:  Drs. Alvin D. and Gayle Jackson

Scott Meritorious Service:  Henriette Cain

On-the-Spot: Shelley Murphy

Certificates of Appreciation:  Shelley Murphy, Drusilla Pair, Angela Walton-Raji, Julia Porter

Chapter of the Year:  AAHGS-Prince George’s    

(November/December 2013 Newsletter)

 

2012 Awards

James Dent Walker: Carolyn C. Rowe

Genealogy: Lyndra P. Marshall

History: Melvin J. Collier

Meritorious: Marion Woodfolk Simmons

President’s: Lucius Bowser (posthumously)

Chapter of the Year: Metro Atlanta 

On-the-Spot: Pauline Austin

Certificates of Appreciation: Rhonda Barrow, Nathania Branch Miles, Patricia Sluby, Metro Atlanta Chapter  
 (List compiled by William Shelton from various sources)

 

2011 Awards

President’s: Alice F. Harris (No Life Membership)

 

2010 Awards

NONE

 

2009 Awards

NONE

 

2008 Awards

James Dent Walker: Lillian K. Beverly

President’s: Nathania Branch Miles, Jane Taylor Thomas (No Life Membership)

Education: Joseph L. Douglas, Jr.

Meritorious: California Advocate Newspaper

Certificates of Appreciation: Willie Mae Haskin, Anthony D. Young Sr., Alondra Young, Audrey Watkins-Combs

(November/December 2008 Newsletter)

 

2007 Awards

James Dent Walker: Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis

Genealogy: Jane Taylor Thomas

President’s: Charles Howard  (No Life Membership)

 

2006 Awards

Genealogy: Millie L. McGhee Morris

History: Anna Mae Queen Holmes, Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis

Certificates of Appreciation: Ann Wicks Carter, Charles Howard,

Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton

President’s: Khadijah Matin, Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis (No Life Membershp)

 

2005 Awards

James Dent Walker: Lucius A. Bowser

Genealogy: Creola A. Pittman Colon

President’s: Beverly Babin Woods (No Life Membership)

Certificates of Appreciation: Pauline Robinson Drake; Willie Mae Haskin;

Denise Lancaster-Young; Aaron L. Keys, Alondra Deanna Michaela Young

 

2004 Awards

James Dent Walker: Agnes Kane Callum

Meritorious Service: Charles W. White

History: Beverly C. Mitchell-Foster

President’s: Richard Barnes (No Life Membership)

Genealogy and Certificate of Appreciation: Glenn D. Cunningham (Posthumously)

 

2003 Awards

AAHGS President Emeritus: Barbara Dodson Walker

Education: Dr. Charles Christian

History: Dr. Adele Logan Alexander, Roland Barksdale-Hall

President’s: Susan Victoria Walker (No Life Membership)

Certificate of Appreciation: Amanda Edwards

 

2002 Awards

James Dent Walker: Jerry M. Hynson

Genealogy: Frank Dorman

History: Marlene Bransom

President’s: Lucius A. Bowser (No Life Membership)

Certificate of Appreciation: Lorraine Miller

 

2001 Awards

James Dent Walker: Adlean Harris

Meritorious Achievement: Pearl-Alice Marsh, Reginald Washington

Genealogy: Roland Stead

History: Valerie Cunningham

President’s: Carolyn C. Rowe (No Life Membership)

Letter of Appreciation: Sonia Bontemps

 

2000 Awards

President’s:  Renee Ingram, Diane Thompkins, Edwin Bradford Washington, Jr. (Life Memberships)
(Conversation with Barbara Walker and personal knowledge)

 

1999 Awards

President’s Award (Life Memberships): Roland Mills, Sylvia Polk-Burriss 
(List compiled from various sources by Edwin B. Washington, Jr.)

 

1998 Awards

President’s Award (Life Membership): Elizabeth Johnson, Antonia Martin, Theresa Rector, Stephen Townsend, Margo Williams

 

1997 Awards

Founders Award: Elizabeth Clark-Lewis (Sep 20, 1997)

Distinguished Service Award: Barbara Dodson Walker (Sep 20, 1997)

 

1993 Awards

Distinguished Service Award: Minnie Shumate Woodson

 

1991 Awards

President’s Award: Lillie Atkinson, Gwendolyn Hackley Austin, Lynne Clark, Leroy Graham,

Ibrahim Kargbo, Sylvia Cooke Martin, Coy Robbins (No Life Memberships)

 

1990 Awards

President’s Award: Ophelia T. Pinkard (May 5, 1990) (No Life Membership)

Distinguished Service Award: Anthony Browder, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

 

1989 Awards

President’s Award: Norman L. Peters, Jean Sampson Scott (April 1989) (No Life Memberships)

Distinguished Service Award: Dorothy Height, Dorothy Redford (April 1989)

Superior Service Award: Fotocraft Club, Gum Springs Historical Society,

Beulah “Meach” Buckner, Lynne Clark, Sandra M. Lawson, Harry B. Matthews,

Catherine Taylor McConnell, Coy Robbins (April 1989)

Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service: Catherine McConnell (February 1990 Newsletter)

 

1983 Awards

President’s Award: Patricia Carter Ives (Sep 10, 1983) (No life Membership)

 

1982 Awards

President’s Award: Paul Edward Sluby, Sr. (1st award) (Sep. 11, 1982)