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Join Janice Gilyard and Cherekana Feliciano for a conversation with LaJoy Mosby, President of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society.
Ms. Mosby currently serves as the National President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS). She also serves as the president of the Central Maryland Chapter of AAHGS. Ms. Mosby has been researching her ancestors from Alabama and Kentucky since the 1970s. In addition to AAHGS, Ms. Mosby is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Inc., a charter member of African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky as well as a member of the Woodford County Historical Society, the Kentucky Genealogy Society and the Alabama Genealogy Society.
LaJoy is a recipient of the 2021 Paul Edward Sluby Sr. African American Scholarship sponsored by the Board for the Certification of Genealogists. She has completed coursework at various genealogy institutes including MAGGI, SLIG, TIGR, IGHR and GRIP.
Ms. Mosby’s professional career includes experience in both public and private sectors. Mosby retired as the Deputy Project Manager of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center in 2018 after 23 years of service. She holds memberships in community organizations and professional associations.
She is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Bronze Villagers, a community organization devoted to improving the academic achievement of African American students in Howard County, Maryland. Ms. Mosby is an active member of The Peoples Community Baptist Church where she serves as Host Site Coordinator of Project SHARE, a food for community service program. She is a life member of the National Black MBA Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Mosby obtained a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.B.A. in Health Services Administration from Howard University.