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Barbara Dodson Walker

Barbara Dodson Walker, American cultural organization administrator, educator. Certified teacher. Recipient District Service award, Afro-American History and Genealogical Society, 1989, District of Columbia Genealogical Society, 2001. Member of National Genealogical Society, History Society of Washington.


  • Walker, Barbara Dodson was born on January 18, 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Joseph Norman Dodson and Naomi Althea Neal.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Miner Teachers College, Washington, 1951. Master of Education, Federal City College, Washington, 1972.


    • Teacher District of Columbia Public School, Washington, 1951—1983. Recording secretary Afro-American History and Genealogical Society, 1989—1992, national president, since 1993. Director Federation of Genealogical Societies, since 1997.

      Council member Association Study of African-American Life and History, since 2002. Member District of Columbia History Records Advisory Board, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher.


    • Contributor book and periodical indexes, articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Member of National Genealogical Society, History Society of Washington.



    Reading, collecting books, music boxes, angels.


    • Married James Dent Walker. Children: James Dent, Barbara Ann Brissett, Althea Elizabeth Davi, Susan Victoria.
    • father: Joseph Norman Dodson
    • mother: Naomi Althea Neal
    • spouse: James Dent Walker
    • children: James Dent Walker
    • Barbara Ann Brissett Walker
    • Althea Elizabeth Davi Walker
    • Susan Victoria Walker
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    • 1951
      Miner Teachers College
    • 1972
      Federal City College
    • 1951 - 1983
      Teacher, District of Columbia Public School
      Washington, United States