Past Directors of ASALH
Since our beginning, ASALH has been sustained by its
directors, who have been loyal to the organization's mission
and who demonstrated an ability to weather the vicissitudes of
our institutional life.  From Carter G. Woodson to the present,
the executive directors have been largely responsible for
making Black history part of the fabric of American life.
Carter G. Woodson, 1915 ~ 1950
Rayford W. Logan, 1950 ~ 1951
Vacant, 1951~1964
Charles Wesley, 1965 ~ 1972
J. Rupert Picott, 1972 ~ 1982
M. Sammye Miller, 1983 ~ 1984
Bonnie J. Gillespie, 1985 ~ 1987
Karen Robinson, 1988~1990
Gail Hansberry,  1990~1991
Karen McRae,  1991~1993
Gerald R. Warren, Interim, 1994
Dixie Lee Baker, Interim, 1996
Irena Webster, 1996 ~ 2003
Sylvia Cyrus, 2003 ~Current