The Powerful Impact of African Americans in U.S. Wars
Join us as we welcome Teresa Hill Mays and Eunice Buffington of the AAGHS as they present the impact of African Americans in U.S. Wars.Teresa Hill Mays a native Memphian and history buff interest in family research is a product of her inquisitive nature developed as a child. A member of Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society - Memphis Chapter since 2013, serving four years as vice president prior to being elected president in 2018. Teresa’s a member of Tennessee Genealogical Society since 2016 and recently appointed Multicultural Advisor to the Board for 2020. She has made presentations at various churches including Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (local) Roots Tech Family Discovery Day 2017, 2018, 2019 and Memphis Public Libraries.
Presently, assisting Memphis Housing and Community Development, Orange Mound Community Development, and Orange Mound Historical and Genealogical Society in researching the former slaves of the Deaderick Plantation in Orange Mound to secure a historical marker as part of the city’s Memphis Heritage Trail initiative.
Eunice Buffington entrepreneur, genealogist, family historian, speaker, and YouTube host. A native Memphian who is a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Mid South, Tennessee Genealogical Society, Marshall County Mississippi Heritage Society, and Georgia Genealogical Society. She holds active memberships with National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Civil Rights Museum, as well as Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. She is a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer she holds a B.S. in Psychology, a Master's in Human Resource Management, and is a Certified Vocational Coach. Eunice is a descendant of Black Pharaohs, Kings and Queens from England and Scotland, enslaved Africa and Caribbean Natives, and Native American. She is equipped with visual artifacts, books, and documents to educate and inspire in her mission to awaken, restore, and preserve African American history by raising awareness of lost, uncovered, and hidden blood ties through research and DNA analysis.