The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual African American History Month Program during the 10:00 a.m. worship service on February 11, 2018. The featured speaker will be Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the National President of the Association for
the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). In addition, she is the Distinguished
Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard
University. She was presented the National Humanities Medal of Honor by President Obama in
2014. Dr. Higginbotham was also named as one of the “Top 25 Women in Higher Education” by
Diverse Magazine in that same year.
In addition, look to hear from a representative of African Ancestry/DNA as we return to our
roots. As you may have observed on TV, Dr. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University has
assisted celebrities in discovering their legacy through their DNA with African Ancestry/DNA.
We, too, can begin to discover our African heritage on February 11 th here at Nineteenth Street
Baptist Church through our DNA.
Furthermore, we solicit your continued support of the NAACP and the ASALH by renewing your
annual individual membership in these organizations. The membership applications will be
available in the church bulletin inserts. Your completed, paid, and currently renewed
membership in the NAACP and/or the ASALH will be entered in a free DNA kit drawing following
service on February 11 th in the Wyatt A. James Fellowship Hall. You do not have to be present
during the drawing. The annual African American History program is sponsored by the Helping
Hand Club of the church. The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church is located at 4606 16 th Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20011. All are welcome!