Members of the Society of the First Africans Families of English America descend from men, women and children who arrived on these shores as early as late August 1619. Our ancestors answered our nation’s call in every major American conflict beginning with the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, and continuing to this present day.
Our ancestors, whether they were free, freed or enslaved, from Lexington and Concord to Bunker Hill to Valley Forge to Yorktown aided in the founding of this great nation, by either wearing the uniform or provided aid and comfort.
In the spirit of the contributions and the perseverance of our ancestors from the colonial period and beyond, and the future of our descendants, the mission of this Society are declared to be charitable, patriotic, historical, genealogical, and educational, and include those intended or designed:
- to perpetuate the memory of the First African Families of English America who, by their services or sacrifices during the founding of English America, helped to achieve the greatness of the American people;
- to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants;
- to inspire descendants and the community at large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers;
- encourage historical research in relation to the First African Families of English America;
- to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services and contributions of the First African Families of English America, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks;
- to mark the scenes where the First African Families of English America lived by appropriate memorials;
- to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the First African Families of English America;
- to foster true patriotism of the First African Families of English America and their descendants;
- to maintain and extend relationships with organizations that advance the history of the First African Families of English America; and
- to carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.