Juneteenth 2024

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Angenita Boone

Angenita Boone is a genealogist who loves teaching others methods to developing their family tree in an easy and fun way.
In 2016 Angenita partnered with FamilySearch to help index and transcribe 1.5 million digital images from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands records (known as the Freedmen’s Bureau Records from 1865 to 1872).
Angenita indexed and transcribed over 400 records.

On September 24, 2016, the records were placed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C.

Desi Campbell

Desi L. Campbell is the president of AAHGS Sandhills Chapter. He is a 1993 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina and a former attendee of Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia.

Desi serves as the Executive Director for the Harnett County African American Heritage Festival and the African American Experience Resource Room. He is a published author of nine family genealogy books and has produced several Family Video Documentaries and has a weekly genealogy show “Let’s Talk Genealogy.”

Campbell was recently recognized as a 2020 Virginia Humanities Scholar and was granted a scholarship through the George A. and Frances Bibbins Latimer Fund. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Sandhill Family Heritage Association in spring Lake, North Carolina. He is currently a music educator in the Harnett County public School System.


Bryana Campbell

Bryana Campbell is an executive committee member, media manager, and presenter for the Piedmont-Triad Chapter of AAHGS. She is a member of the Taylor-Swinson Cemetery Association, a small group of descendants who organized to honor, respect, and protect the memory and legacy of their ancestors by persevering, promoting, enhancing, and maintaining their historical and cultural family cemetery.

Born and raised in High Point, NC, she attended East Carolina University and received a B.S. in Biology and began researching her family. Upon graduation from College, she began working at a local laboratory processing at-home DNA kit.

She has since tested multiple family members through different companies. With a lot of curiosity and determination, she became one of the family historians tasked to preserve family stories and uncovering individuals lost to time. She now has more than ten years of lab experience with extensive knowledge of the inner workings of a clinical laboratory.

Lamar DeLoatche

Lamar DeLoatch has been a Genealogical Compiler and Researcher for 45 years. A Northampton County, North Carolina native, he co-founded the North Carolina Piedmont-Triad Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) of which he is currently president.

In 2018, he was presented the Old North State Award by Governor Roy Cooper for his work and genealogical research in his community and for the state of North Carolina.

He attended Elizabeth City State University (Social Science), National Executive Institute (Public Administration), and Auburn University (Vocational Evaluation), and has been a Business Owner / Consultant (transportation, tours, and travel) for 50 years.

DeLoatch served as a member of the City of Greensboro’s Human Rights Commission for eight years and on the Minority/Women Business Enterprise Board for seventeen years. He is the founder and Vice Chair of the NorthEast Project (a community development corporation), and is currently serving as a mentor for new & start-up businesses. Currently, DeLoatch is a volunteer for the National Association For Black Veterans (NABVETS).