Our Purpose:  

To preserve the accomplishments of local African American history.


Our Mission:

The mission of the African American Research Society is to research, develop and maintain an ongoing written, pictorial and multi-media archive of the African American experience in Staunton and Augusta County from its early settlement in 1738 to the present by focusing on education, business, politics, religion, military service and cultural experience.

Sheila Ahmadi
Elzena Anderson
Marc Armstrong
Aaron Barmer
Cynthia Easterling
Jacqueline Jackson
Susie King 
Mary Miller
Bertie Pannell
Marie Thomas
Alice Woods