The Quanders, Since 1684, an Enduring African American Legacy
July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the WNDC Educational Foundation and the DC History Center for a panel discussion about one of the oldest documented African American families. Judge Rohulamin Quander, author of The Quanders, Since 1684, an Enduring African American Legacy, will trace his family’s roots from Ghana to the DC area where some of his ancestors were enslaved at Mount Vernon and another, Nellie Quander, was an early officer of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and lifelong advocate for suffrage and civil justice.
Lunch at 12:00 pm. The program begins at 1:00 pm, followed by a book signing. The Zoom Program information will be sent to the “Zoom Only” registrants on July 27
A DC-native, Rohulamin Quander holds a BA and JD from Howard University. At Howard he was a student activist, serving as President of the Student Bar Association. Retiring as a Senior Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia, he now serves as a licensed and certified tour guide in the Greater Washington, DC area, enlightening visitors on how and why the African American historical contributions to the fabric of Washington, DC are an integral component of true American history. He is the founder of the Quander Historical and Educational Society, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to educating the public and documenting, preserving, and sharing American history. His prior works include Quander Quality, The True Story of a Black Trailblazing Diabetic, Nellie Quander, Alpha Kappa Alpha Pearl, and 50+ Omega Inspired Years, Tracing An Omega Legacy To 1931.