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  • October 7

  • Community Book Discussion: The Mis-Education Of The Negro
  • Join community members for a discussion of "The Mis-Education of the Negro" by Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month. The moderator will be Dr. Joi Spencer of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She is the lead historian for the ASALH study guide.
  • Location: Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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  • October 11

  • Author Book Signing - Janet Sims-Wood, Ph.D.
  • Author Janet Sims-Wood, Ph.D will be holding a book signing for her new book "Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History". Everyone is invited
  • Location: Costco, 2441 Market Street, N.E. Washington, D. C. 20018
  • Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • October 14

  • Capital Parks East Town Hall Meeting
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton invites you to the Town Hall meeting. Hear the Future of Federal Parkland in Wards 7 & 8 with the National Park Service. Speak Up on Needs for the Federal Parks East of the River. Bring Your Suggestions for Improving Your Parkland in Wards 7 & 8
  • Location: THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
  • Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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  • October 16

  • ASALH Detroit presents a lecture by Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black
  • Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in pre-colonial and West African history. With research interests extending in the African Diaspora, Fields-Black has conducted research and lived in Guinea, Sierra Leone, South Carolina, and Georgia to uncover the history of African rice farmers and rice cultures. Free and open to the public
  • Location: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Sponsors: Wayne State University, the Wright Museum, and ASALH Detroit
  • October 16

  • Seeking to Tell a Story: Political Action from Slavery to Civil Rights
  • Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Atlanta Student Movement Alumni host an exhibition program featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing
  • Location: Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall, AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Sponsors: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Atlanta Student Movement Alumni
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  • October 23 - 25

  • We are excited to announce our 45th Annual conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The forthcoming Conference will focus on some of the challenges and policies that continue to confront and subvert the advancement of goals of Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century. As Pan-African forces attempt to unite, reconcile, and build nation-states; imperial forces continue to divide, destabilize, and exploit.
  • Sponsor: African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA)
  • Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown, 160 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
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  • October 25

  • Poets and Medicine
  • Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Tampa Bay Organizing Branch of ASALH & AKPSG presents Poets and Medicine, an afternoon to celebrate poetry featuring Ms. Mona Bertke, winner of "Best Spoken Word Artist of Tampa Bay for 2014"
  • Location: 2240 9th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712
  • Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Sponsors: Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Tampa Bay Organizing Branch of ASALH, and AKPSG


  • November 01 - 08

  • 150th Anniversary of Emancipation from Slavery in Maryland
  • This momentous event marked Maryland as the first slave state to voluntarily free its enslaved people by popular vote. One hundred fifty years ago on November 1, 1864, the Maryland State Legislature adopted a new state constitution, which emancipated Maryland’s slaves. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 had only freed slaves in states of rebellion, of which Maryland was not one. During the American Civil War, Maryland was a Union State in which slavery was legal.
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  • November 14

  • "VETERANS OF COLOR" - Veterans Legacy Film Festival
  • “Veterans of Color” is based on interviews with 31 African American women and men who served in America’s Military. Serving their country even when treated as second-class citizens — these women and men stormed the beaches of Normandy, flew as Tuskegee Airmen, and experienced the pain and chaos of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The film captures personal accounts that help all Americans understand the challenges faced by African American vets during their lifetimes.
  • Time: 1:15pm
  • Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Click here for more information on how to register for this free event.
  • November 15

  • 19th Annual Maryland Legacy Day: Celebrating 150 Years of Freedom
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Prince George's Community College, Largo Hall Conference Room, 301 Largo Road, Largo, Maryland 20774
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  • December 19

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001



  • January 4

  • 2015 American Historical Association Career Fair
  • The American Historical Association will hold our second annual Career Fair during the 2015 annual meeting in New York City. The fair will take place on Sunday, January 4, 1-5 p.m., at the New York Hilton Midtown, Americas Hall II. We are inviting historians from a variety of fields -- government agencies, historical societies, nonprofits, businesses, colleges and universities, presses, independent scholars, K-12, etc. -- to speak with students and job candidates about the path to becoming a historian. Mentors can hold informational interviews, display materials about being a historian in their field, or just be available to talk about their own journey in the history profession.
  • If you, or someone from your institution, will be in New York on January 4, we hope you will consider volunteering your time as a mentor during the Career Fair. There will be no charge for mentors to attend the Career Fair. If you are interested, please download the mentor form at http://www.historians.org/annual/jobs or contact me for the form or if you have any questions.
  • Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Americas Hall II


  • February 28

  • 89th Annual ASALH Black History Month Luncheon & Featured Authors Event
  • Authors Event: 10 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road N.W. | Washington, DC 20008, 202-328-2000
  • For more information or to purchase tickets, click here


  • March 11 - 14

  • 39th Annual Conference - National Council For Black Studies
  • We are excited to announce our 39th Annual conference in the great city of Los Angeles, California. As we celebrate our 39th conference, we invite you to share this moment with us and create new memories. Please stay up to date on all conference information on our website and email list serve.
  • Call for Papers Deadline: December 19, 2014
  • Location: The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
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  • April 10 - 11

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Third Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academcy (FWCA) National Conference
  • The FWCA mission is to CONNECT. SUPPORT. EMPOWER. Prof. Anita Hill will be the keynote and Kerry Ann Rockquemore from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity will facilitate faculty development and success workshops. In addition to a separate track for faculty and graduate students, we will also have a special track for early career administrators.
  • Sponsors: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Location: The I-Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 South 1st Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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  • September 16 - 19, 2015

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 45th Annual Legislative Conference
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  • September 21 - 27, 2015

  • The Centennial Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Sheraton
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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  • December 19

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001



  • October 4 - 9, 2016

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