James Vincent

February 21, 2022 By

James A. Vincent, Sr., Co-Founder and Past President 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 GroundDiscovering 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.