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107th Annual Meeting and Conference

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

The ASALH Annual Conference is an occasion to explore the history and culture of people of African descent. Our conference brings together more than one thousand people, including educators, students, community builders, business professionals, and others who share an abiding interest in learning about the contribution of African Americans to this nation and the world.

Thursday Luncheon

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

ASALH Film Festival: Hidden in Full View

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

Hidden in Full View introduces the story of the lynching of Matthew Williams in Salisbury, Maryland. The story of townspeople who stole a life, terrorized Black residents, destroyed the Black business district, listened to the testimony from 124 witnesses to the brutal lynching, and yet held no one accountable. To this day.

BELLY OF THE BEAST

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

Belly of the Beast: When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections.

In-Person Author’s Book Signing

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

Attend in the In-Person Author’s Book Signing at the 107th Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST

BLACK FEMINIST

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BLACK FEMINIST is a lively and illuminating documentary that explores the double-edged sword of racial and gender oppression that Black Women face in America.

FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA, a documentary producer by her grand-niece Monica Land, is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential.

Felix Armfield Series: Career Pathways Outside of Academia

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

This roundtable will discuss career pathways outside of academia including archival work, the National Park Service, and museum work.

ASALH Film Festival: The SixTripleEight

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months.

Friday Woodson Luncheon

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

ASALH Film Festival: A Crime on the Bayou

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

A CRIME ON THE BAYOU chronicles the legal fight as it goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and in the process enshrines the Constitutional right to a jury trial at the state level.

Key Session: I Fear For My Life

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This Plenary Session features panelists Cheryl T. Grills, Veronica T. Watson, Lewis H. Rogers Jr., and Joseph L. Green.

STORMING CAESARS PALACE

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

Storming Caesars Palace challenges the pernicious lie of the “Welfare Queen,” and highlights the visionary leadership of low-income grassroots organizers whose courage, tenacity and dreams could not be quashed, against all odds.

STATELESS: A RACE AGAINST TIME. A TIME AGAINST RACE.

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

The ruling that rendered more than 200,000 people stateless, without nationality, identity or a homeland, a young attorney named Rosa Iris mounts a grassroots campaign, challenging electoral corruption and advocating for social justice.

John Blassingame Luncheon

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BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER is an intimate and inspiring portrait of Representative Barbara Lee, a champion of civil rights and a steadfast voice for human rights, peace, and economic and racial justice in the U.S. Congress.

Key Session: The Craft of Writing Black Women’s Biography

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

This Key Session features panelists Daina Ramey Berry, Tanisha Ford, Ashley Farmer, KT Ewing, and Anastasia Curwood.