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Conference Volunteers

  • Local Arrangements Committee Meeting
  • Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: LeMoyne-Owen College, Brownlee Hall - Room 31, 807 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38126
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  • April 10

  • Emancipation Day Lecture Series - The Wormley's vs The DC Compensated Emancipation Act
  • Donet D. Graves, a Cleveland, Ohio based attorney has been traveling back and forth to Washington frequently over the past decade to research his family history. During that time he has become the leading expert on the Wormley family, a leader and forerunner in business and politics. This discussion revolves around the role of his family, as free people of color, influencing life both in the District and the nation. His presentaton will bring forth historical items which illustrate some lesser known and controversial perspectives of Washington's much celebrated local holiday. Delving into current aspects of his family research he invites you to join him to examine topics which may shed more light upon some long-held beliefs by both historians and family members.
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G Street NW, Washington DC
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  • May 16

  • Memorial in May Cemetery Preservation Conference
  • Preservation of African American Cemeteries (PAAC) will hold its eighth annual Memorial in May Cemetery Preservation Conference on May 16-17, 2014. The Conference theme is "Reclaiming Our Past to Preserve Our Future". The Conference will be held at Buckman Hall on the campus of Rhodes College, located in Memphis, TN. PAAC was founded in Arkansas in 2003 by Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis and Phyllis Hammonds. This is the first time, in its 10 year existence, that the Conference is being held outside of Arkansas and it is being hosted by the newly formed Tennessee Chapter of PAAC headquartered in Memphis. The goal of PAAC is to form a network of persons and/or groups committed to locating, researching, educating, documenting, reclaiming and preserving African American Cemeteries. Our conference attracts archaeologists, historians, genealogists, cemetery preservationists, church secretaries, funeral home directors, cemetery associations and those interested in learning the proper techniques in documenting, preserving, restoring, protecting and properly maintaining cemeteries and gravesites.
  • Sponsor: Preservation of African American Cemeteries (PAAC, Inc)
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: RHODES COLLEGE BUCKMAN HALL, 2000 North Paarkway Ave. Memphis, TN 38112-1690
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  • May 29-30

  • 5th Annual Symposium on Reconciliation in America: Education for Reconciliation
  • The act of reconciliation requires us to change from a past way of doing or being, to recognize that shift, and acknowledge the change so others may know it has occurred. Put another way, reconciliation requires us to go forward. National and local events show us that race-based differences of understanding and interpretation are rampant. Indeed, any difference (race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, or language) may be cause for misunderstanding and intolerance. The theme for the 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation in America: Education for Reconciliation calls us to explore the learning and experiences needed to shift our national mindset toward understanding and appreciation.
  • Sponsor: John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation
  • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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  • June 13-14

  • The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference
  • Location: Chesapeake College, Cambridge Branch, Cambridge, Maryland
  • For more information, email tubman.conference@gmail.com or call 443-466-2451
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July - August

  • July 13 - August 1

  • 2014 NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
  • Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions: Sacred Systems in the Nexus between Cultural Studies, Religion and Philosophy is a three-week summer institute, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to give college and university teachers and independent scholars the opportunity to engage in discussions related to the black aesthetic, while they seek ways to broaden and revive interest in this area of scholarship for future research and intellectual inquiry.
  • Location: Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322
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  • August 6 - 9

  • Association of African American Museums: Annual Conference
  • Annual conference by the Association of African American Museums hosted by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama




  • September 21 - 27, 2015

  • ASALH Centennial Conference
  • Sheraton
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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  • October 4 - 9, 2016

  • ASALH 101st Annual Conference
  • Marriott
  • Richmond, VA