Sub-project: African-Americans Named Quander
The goal of this sub-project is to source and document one of the oldest and most prominent African American families in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.
- Nancy Carter Quander profile (with link to the will of George Washington)
- Henry Adams profile (freed Henry Quando, progenitor of the Maryland line) (should conform to the standards of the USBH Project for slave owners)
- Henry Quando profile
- Expand profile of Nellie May Quander to include her activity as a leader of the YWCA, assignment in Delaware, and graduate studies.
Profiles added to this sub-project should have the category [Category:African-American, Quander Name Study] added in addition to the Quander name study sticker.
Noteable African American Quanders
- Nellie May Quander, first international president of the AKA sorority
- Nancy Carter Quander, freed by George Washington's will
- Elizabeth Ann "Sis" Quander, lead singer for the Duke Ellington Band
- Dianne Quander, songwriter
- James W Quander, one of the first deacons ordained after the return of the permanent diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church
- Paul Alonzo Quander, Jr, deputy mayor for public safety and justice, Washington DC, under then Mayor Vincent Gray
- Michael Quander, former television journalist for WUSA-TV in Washington, DC
Not listed: multiple general officers and other military personnel, starting with the 1st US Colored Infantry and continuing through the current Commandant of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
This family's connection to the Amkwando family of Ghana is supported by DNA research. They are not known to be related to the German Quander family.
Free Space Pages
Colston vs Quander an important probate case in the aftermath of the Civil War