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Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master- Finding the Mother Church

03-14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Event Details

Inside the walls of the pre-Civil War churches, you will find enslaved individuals praying in the gallery of the church. They were invisible to the parishioners but they were recorded by the Church alongside their masters.

About our Speaker

Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC. She has been a
genealogist since 1981; she has appeared in numerous television interviews with CBS,
FOX-5, Comcast, Public Broadcasting Services just to name a few and documentaries.
Char completed a documentary in 2017 on the first African American NBA player. She has
received numerous awards in 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2010, and in 2009 for her work in
genealogy. She was the City of Alexandria’s genealogist on the Alexandria Freedmen and
Contraband Cemetery. Char became a “Living Legend of Alexandria in 2014.”

She is co-author of “African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth
Century.” Char has written over 41 articles for the Afro-American Historical and
Genealogical Society (AAHGS) in a column called “Char’s Corner”. Her second book,
“Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom,” will be out on January 21,
2019. She is a freelance writer for the Alexandria Gazette on Local History articles on
Alexandria’s African Americans. She currently holds numerous memberships in writers’
associations, historical societies and genealogical societies which includes AAHGS National
and AAHGS Prince Georges’ Chapter.

Seminar Video


8:00 pm - 9:15 pm