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Barbara Dodson Walker

educator , Cultural organization administrator

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher.

Works

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

Membership

Member of National Genealogical Society, History Society of Washington.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, collecting books, music boxes, angels.

Connections

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