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  • 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 11

  • Please join us at the African American Civil War Museum for a brief ceremonial program honoring all veterans, followed by a reception at the museum. There will then be a presentation on Ms. Burroughs by Ret. Col. James E. Wyatt. He will present her history and inform us of any specials plans to celebrate her achievements in D.C. in 2015. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome.
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1925 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • 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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  • November 22

  • Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast
  • Please join us on Saturday, November 22nd in the Tuning Fork at 9am to discuss the 2015 MLK, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. This year we are blessed that Judge Robert Wilkins of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will be the keynote speaker. Judge Robert Wilkins (earlier in his career) served as the lead plaintiff in Wilkins, et al. v. State of Maryland a landmark civil rights lawsuit which inspired the term "Driving while Black". Additionally, Judge Wilkins played a key role in the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Judge Wilkins will be a dynamic speaker and is a humble brother who does not wear his accomplishments on his sleeve. Likewise, Judge Wilkins knows several members of the Shiloh family and is looking forward to the event.
  • Time: 09:00am
  • Location: Tuning Fork, 1510 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • November 22

  • Documentary: "Through The Tunnel"
  • St. Petersbugh Branch of ASALH presents this award winning documentary on local school segregation. The director will be present plus panel discussion on personal integration experiences.
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL
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  • December 07

  • ASALH Bethel Duke Branch: 40th Anniversary & Woodson Birthday Celebration
  • Featuring guest speaker Barbara Spencer Dunn, Commissioner, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 820 - 6th Street, NE/Washington, DC 20002
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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
  • December 19

  • Annual Holiday Celebration & Carter G. Woodson Birthday Commemoration
  • Sponsors: The ASALH Branches of Baltimore Samuel L. Banks, Julian & Roland McConnell
  • Time: 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
  • Location: Colin's Seafood and Grill, 3653 Offutt Road, Randallstown, MD 21133
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  • 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 7

  • Centennial Woodson/Franklin Talks
  • Time: 11:00 a.m
  • Location: Oxon Hill Library, Oxon Hill, Maryland
  • February 19

  • An Evening With Isabel Wilkerson
  • Come spend an evening with Ms. Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Warmth of Other Suns". The tickets are $100 and they will officially go on sale Dec.4 at the Christmas Breakfast
  • Luncheon: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Michael's On East, 1212 SE Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239, United States
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  • 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. Click here for more information about the call for papers.
  • Click here for more information on registration.
  • Location: The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, CA


  • 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