One of the major goals of Quanders United Inc. is to keep the Quander family with its many branches connected. Family events are scheduled throughout the year to give family members and friends the opportunity to re-connect, worship together, fellowship, laugh and learn. Be sure to join the family for upcoming events, and check here for news/photos from past events!
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the potluck. The turnout was great, the food was good, and fellowship was wonderful and the largest in-person event we've had since the pandemic. Special thanks to cousins Joyce Bell, Geri Quander-Lee, and Jamila Stone for organizing the event.
On August 14, 2022, family got together for Sunday brunch at 1799 Prime Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, VA to celebrate July and August birthdays, and to celebrate Jay Quander’s restaurant opening. Family enjoyed a delicious brunch, and lively conversation filled with laughter in the private Elizabeth Room (named after Lizzy Quander.) Members sampled the “I Am Quando” drink on the restaurant menu, the family sang happy birthday and enjoyed dessert in the sunny courtyard under the Quander mural. Happy Birthday to Darrell Quander, Phillip (Toussaint) Quander-Mosley, and Soleila Quander (daughter of Jemez & LaChyara Quander)!
Led by family historian, and Mt. Vernon tour guide, cousin Rohulamin Quander, the busload of Quander relatives and friends departed from Incarnation Catholic Church in Washington, DC, and toured historic, Quander family sites throughout the DMV, including Alfred Street Baptist Church, Roberta Quander's house, and West Potomac Park High School in Alexandria, VA, George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation in Mt. Vernon, VA, Quander Street in SW Washington, DC, Darnall's Chance, and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Upper Marlboro, MD.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO HELP MAKE OUR LENTEN FISH FRY FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS! THANK YOU TO INCARNATION CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR HOSTING THE EVENT. VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WHO BAKED, COOKED, FRIED, CLEANED, AND PUT IN LOTS OF TIME AND HARD WORK . . .
Mark Ward, LaTasha Ward, Norma & Jerry Lewis, Larryl Matthews, Jamila Stone, Tahjai Ward, Monica Bombrey, Geri Lee, Phyllis Matthews, Cassie Frye, Christina Lewis, Keira Lewis, Leon Johnson, Tony (Incarnation), Travia Stone, Aaron (from Texas), Aaron Matthews, Michelle Grimes, and Le Shaun Quander-Mosley
World War I Veterans and founding members of area Catholic churches, John Edward Quander, Sr., St. Benedict the Moor (est. 1946) and Peter Mercer Quander, Holy Redeemer (est. 1920), were honored during a Black History Month exhibit, "We Return Fighting" sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The exhibit featured a Wall of Valor with the names of the 500 men from Prince George's County, Maryland who fought in World War I. Quander relatives attended the opening reception, including the daughter and grand-daughter of Peter Mercer Quander, Evelyn Quander Rattley and Sandra Rattley pictured below with cousins Clarence C. Quander, Jr. and daughter, Le Shaun Quander-Mosley.
The Quanders: Since 1684, an Enduring African-American Legacy was released on January 29, 2021 and is available for purchase. Written and published by author and family historian, Judge Rohulamin Quander, this is the first detailed, historical account of the internationally known Quander family, one of the oldest documented African American families in the country with a 350 year lineage dating back to colonial Maryland. This new book is the first primary single source encapsulating this fascinating, multi-century story.