James A. Vincent, Sr., President and co-founder of the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society. He is a native of St. Louis where, since 1976, he researches and shares his knowledge and experiences of African American history and genealogy.
Jim holds a Bachelors’ degree in history and International Affairs; a Masters, and Juris Doctorate.
In 1992 he served as consultant to the U. S. Department of Interior in connection with research on National Underground Railroad to Freedom Act. Jim presented a paper on the Emancipation Proclamation at the St. Louis regional office of the National Archives and Research Agency (NARA) which was broadcasted on C-Span. He consults with authors, writers and historians including: The Griot Museum, the St. Louis Haitian Society, “The Road Scholars” (a senior citizen organization). He consulted and advised on such works as: Own Her Own Ground, Discovering African American St. Louis, and Champions of the Exodusters. Jim currently directs “Anatomy of a Parade” project which is researching the people, times, and historic routes of the annual “Annie Malone May Day Parade” from 1881 to the modern configuration.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest