The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Memphis, TN and the Mid-South exists to:
- Support and carry out the objectives and policies of the national AAHGS, Inc.
- Encourage scholarly studies in local and national family history
- Encourage sharing genealogical and historical experiences to enhance the heritage of African Americans
- Host workshops and seminars to present information on history, genealogy and the cultural aspects of African American heritage