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Greetings from the ASALH President

Read President W Marvin Dulaney’s letter to ASALH supporters.

400 Years of African American History Commission awards $150,000 in National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Grants

WASHINGTON – In honor of Emancipation Day in Canada, the National Park Service announced the award of $150,000 in National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Grants to 26 existing and prospective Network to Freedom members.

ASALH Detroit and the Charles H. Wright MAAH Announces the Reception of Former President Jamon Jordan of ASALH Detroit

ASALH Detroit is proud to announce the appointment of Former President Jamon Jordan as the First Historian for the City of Detroit.

2022 Abolition Commemoration Day

Abolition Commemoration Day event on July 11, 2022.

ASALH Bronx Branch Member on Tavis Smiley Show

ASALH Bronx Branch member Eric K. Washington was on the “Tavis Smiley Show” — an LA-based talk-radio show (kbla1580.com) — to talk about efforts to landmark the former Colored School No. 4 at 128 West 17th Street.

ASALH The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group Branch Event, Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group in conjunction with the National World War I Museum and Memorial hosted a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WW II.

BHERC 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

BHERC 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Returns With Hybrid Format Featuring Both In-Person & Virtual Viewing Experience After presenting virtually for two years, the festival is back offering the option to experience the BHERC festival experience virtually and in person.

Loss of Mr. Robert Edison’s Mother, Mrs. Nola Edison

We are sadden by the loss of our members mother Robert Edison. Mrs. Nola Edison passed on Sunday Morning. Mrs. Edison funeral will be held at: AD Porter 1300 West […]

Tours of Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee

Register now for the 107th Annual Meeting and Conference and book an exciting tour of Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee

Conference Registration is Now Open

Our 2022 hybrid conference will offer attendees sessions featuring ASALH members who are prominent figures in Black cultural studies, as well as students from many disciplines.

ASALH James Weldon Johnson Branch News: Duval County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room Named After Daniel Webster Perkins

On June 15, 2022 members of James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH had the distinct honor of attending the dedication of the Jury Assembly Room in the Duval County Courthouse after Daniel Webster Perkins, the father of our deceased James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH member and historian Camilla P. Thompson.

Americans at Work – National Historic Landmark Theme Study on Labor History

The National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the release of a new theme study, Labor History in the United States, which highlights the many stories of Americans at work through current scholarship on labor history and nationally significant places.

ASALH Bethel Dukes Event, Unveiling of Nannie Helen Burroughs Suffrage Marker

The National Votes for Women Trail unveiled its first of four suffrage marker in Washington, DC. The NVWT is a collaboration between the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to commemorate the centennial of the suffrage movement with a virtual and physical trail of markers nationwide identifying local and regional suffrage activities and activists.

Black Rodeo at Fair Park the W. Marvin Dulaney D/FW ASALH Branch Volunteered during the Event

Presented by the African American Museum, Dallas, the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo offers up an exciting noche as approximately 300 African American cowboys and cowgirls compete for significant cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing, a Pony Express relay race and more.

We Invite You to Share Your Perspectives on Monuments

Us/ICOMOS would like you to share your perspectives on Monuments.

JUNETEENTH: We the People

BLKFreedom Presents “JUNETEENTH: We the People”

Why Juneteenth Matters

Freedom delayed was just as sweet to the formerly enslaved men, women, and children in Texas who received two pieces of good news on June 19, 1865: first, that the Civil War was over and second, that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two and half years earlier.

Juneteenth: A Celebration | National Archives

In commemoration of Juneteenth, celebrating the liberation of enslaved people in the Confederate states…

ASALH Central Florida – Dorothy Turner Johnson Branch to Present Juneteenth History at the City of Orlando’s Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration

ASALH Central Florida will present a brief history of Juneteenth during the City of Orlando’s inaugural Juneteenth Celebration this coming Saturday, June 18th, 2022 from 12 pm EDT – 5 pm EDT.
The theme of the celebration is Freedom is not Free: Honoring the Past – Pressing Towards the Future.
The celebration will feature live music and entertainment, vendors, and an area for youth.

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“What Kind of Soil Are We?” Events Commemorating the Seventh Anniversary of the Mother Emanuel Massacre and Martyrdom

Faith groups across the country will mark the seventh anniversary of the racially-motivated massacre at Mother Emanuel African Episcopal Church by participating in a commemorative Bible study event.

“Woke-Racism-How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America,” by John McWhorter; Reviewer Herbie K. Johnson

In Woke Racism, McWhorter reveals the workings of this new religion, from the original sin of “white privilege” and the weaponization of cancel culture to ban heretics, to the evangelical fervor of the “woke mob.”

Charge Buffalo Massacre Defendant Under Anti-Lynching Law as written by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

George Floyd was a victim of lynching two years ago. The mass murder of African Americans in Buffalo, N.Y., was also a lynching, says Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, professor of constitutional law at John Jay College (CUNY). Our nation must accept that lynching continues and use the new Emmett Till Antilynching Act to prosecute the alleged shooter, Payton Gendron, she argues.

ASALH Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch Signs Atop the Highest Point on the National Road

The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Signs atop Negro Mountain, the highest point on the National Road on U. S. 40 in Garrett County, Maryland. The National Road runs from the State of Illinois to the State of Maryland and is the road that built America.

Social Justice Reading Room: Memoir as a Voice for Justice

ASALH x Howard Univ. Social Justice Consortium presented our latest series, Social Justice Reading Room, on May 18

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Conference Programs will be available in-person at The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa (Montgomery, AL) and virtually on ASALH TV

Become a Sponsor

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Book Your Stay

Reserve your room at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Covention Center.

In-Person Author’s Book Signing Registration

The Author’s Book Signing will be one of the events at the 107th Annual Meeting and Conference for individuals who are enthusiastic about the history of America and the African diaspora.

Virtual Author’s Book Talk Event

We invite you to participate in the Virtual Author’s Book Talk Event at the 107th Annual Meeting and Conference September 29 – October 1, 2022

ASALH Saint Petersburg Branch Supports ‘Woodson Warriors’ Scholarships

In an awards ceremony held May 7, 2022, at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, local Branch President Attorney Jacqueline Hubbard was present to deliver a ‘check’ in the amount of $12,700.00.

ASALH James Weldon Johnson Branch Member Rodney Hurst Receives Liberty Bell Award

James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH member Rodney L. Hurst received the “Liberty Bell Award” from the Jacksonville Bar Association during their 2022 Law Day Luncheon on May 4, 2022.

Black Farmers Lost $326 Billion Worth of Land in 20th Century, Study Finds

Our March 15th Program titled: The Future of Farming: Women in the Forefront featured the State of Georgia’s youngest certified farmer, Kendall Rae Johnson with her mother Ursula Johnson and ASALH Rochester New York Branch President, Pamela Reese Smith a member of Black Farmers United NYS.

America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places – 2022 List Unveiled

The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveils its much-anticipated annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The eleven sites on the 2022 list represent a powerful illustration of expansive American history.

Outstanding Contributions to Frostburg State University by the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH

The Annual Student Leadership and Awards Program recognizes student leaders, staff, faculty and friends from across the campus and region. The program this year will feature an award recognizing the Outstanding External Support from the Executive Board of the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH located in Pittsburgh.

Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Gabe Camarillo Posthumously Promotes Colonel Charles Young to Brigadier General

The Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Gabe Camarillo hosted the Posthumous promotion of COL Charles Young to Brigadier General on April 29th.

Bob Stanton Given Mott Leadership Award

Former National Parks Service (NPS) Director and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior, Bob Stanton, received the William Penn Mott, Jr. Leadership Award on April 1.

Black Carolinians Speak: Share Your Pandemic Experience!

The goal of this initiative, Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic, is to gather first person testimonies, letters, music, images, art and other documents that capture the experiences of African Americans in North Carolina during the global pandemic.

ASALH Atlanta Branch Event, Ask a Black Doctor: Black Health and Wellness Forum

The ASALH Atlanta Branch is a sponsor of this community health event. Our Branch has partnered with the ETA Omega Chapter of Atlanta’s Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to bring this event to the Atlanta community.

ASALH James Weldon Johnson Branch Member George Gillis Quoted in the Washington Post on February 11, 2022 on Governor Ron DeSantis

A quote from the Washington Post article printed February 11, 2022: George Gillis, 76, who serves as chairman of the deacons at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, said he is concerned about DeSantis’s motives for slicing up the district where he lives and prays.

ASALH James Weldon Johnson Branch Members Speak in Opposition to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Redistricting Map

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, members of the James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH traveled via bus furnished by Equal Ground to Tallahassee, Florida to speak before the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives in opposition to the map drawn by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

ASALH Saint Petersburg Branch Chaplain Shares Words of Inspiration

ASALH Saint Petersburg Branch Chaplain shares words of inspiration.

ASALH Saint Petersburg Branch Chaplain Shares Insight on Grief

ASALH Saint Petersburg Branch Chaplain shares insight on grief.

Blank Slate Monument Unveiled at Civil Rights Memorial Center

The Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC), a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was pleased to welcome the Blank Slate Monument to Montgomery on Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. CST.

40th Annual Salute to the Parks Celebration

The 40th Annual Salute to the Parks Celebration took place at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on April 6. Three National Park Advocates: Jack Gladstone, Audrey Peterman, and Bob Stanton were all honored at the celebration.

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The Afro’s High Tea: We’re Still Here!

The theme for this year’s High Tea is We’re Still Here. Despite the challenges we have all faced over the past two years, we have survived, we are thriving and We’re Still Here!! At this year’s Tea, we will CELEBRATE. We will celebrate Black Women in the Media.

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Event, EMOTIONAL HEALTH IS WEALTH: Guided Visualization Meditation Part I

Join NCNW in April for a virtual guided visualization meditation designed to empower participants in all areas of their lives, from home to the workplace.

W. Marvin Dulaney D/FW ASALH Branch Biennial Texas African American History Conference: The Underground Railroad from Texas to Mexico

This conference featured scholars who have studied the southern route to freedom taken by African Americans and illuminate how African Americans found freedom in Mexico and made it as viable a “profound land” as Canada.

The Dorie Miller Medal of Honor Campaign

With the challenge of an unseasonable windchill, a crowd of legacy buffs and patriots gathered at Brandywine-Todd Memorial Park in Wilmington, Delaware to pay homage to African American recipients of the Medal of Honor (CMH).

ASALH Celebrates and Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for her Confirmation as an Associate Justice on The United States Supreme Court

ASALH celebrates this very special historical moment in American History and we stand behind Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as she assumes this important position on the United States Supreme Court that will benefit all Americans.

Nation’s best job-placement rate belongs to La Salle’s MBA program, according to U.S. News

La Salle University’s full-time MBA program ranks No. 1 in the nation for job-placement rate, with 100% of graduates securing jobs within three months of graduation.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Needs the Support of Our Mighty Force of Women!

President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court is eminently qualified. Her stellar record as a public defender, service on the United States Sentencing Commission, her private practice and service as a federal judge underscore the wide range of her experiences. These experiences demonstrate her commitment to fairness and excellence.

ASALH Memphis Area Branch Mourns the Passing of Memphis Historian and Branch Member Larry Batchlor

Larry Batchlor, noted Memphis historian, author, former Vietnam veteran, and branch member passed away on February 27, 2022. The alumnus of the University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State, is credited with being one of the founders of the university’s Black Student Association in 1969.

President Biden Signs Into Law the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act”

Finally, 124 years after my great-grandmother Ida B. Wells first talked to President McKinley in 1898 about enacting this legislation, it happened yesterday.

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Get Your Copy of Radio Active: A Memoir by Joe Madison with Dave Canton

Order your copy of Radio Active: A Memoir by Joe Madison with Dave Canton today!

FOR RELEASE: Pamela Newkirk Address on “Power of Portrayals” To Open Underground Railroad Education Center’s FreedomCon 2022

Award-winning journalist, scholar and author Pamela Newkirk will present the opening address at the Underground Railroad Education Center’s FreedomCon 2022 conference, speaking on “Locked In and Left Out: Ota Benga, The Diversity Industry and the Power of Portrayals” April 1 at Hudson Valley Community College and virtually.

Congratulations to Dr. Evelyn B. Higginbotham

  ASALH extends congratulations to Dr. Evelyn B. Higginbotham, former national president of ASALH who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University during […]

Nominate Your Favorite Historic Restaurant to Save Local Flavor

Together with American Express, we at the National Trust for Historic Preservation are once again offering the Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Programto aid restaurant recovery amid ongoing challenges related to the pandemic.

Michelle Evans-Oliver: Spotlight on President of Richmond, Virginia Branch of ASALH

In the midst of a pandemic marked by death, large-scale action and change for African-Americans, Michelle Evans- Oliver is working to ensure the stories of Black people in Richmond are preserved and promoted. As founder and president of the Richmond, Virginia Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Ms. Evans-Oliver first began this work when the group was chartered in 2020.

Signed Copy of the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s (R-Kan.) legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps, who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – the “Six Triple Eight” – during World War II, was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The unit served at home and in Europe where they sorted and routed mail for millions of American servicemembers and civilians.

Executive Council Nominations

Nominations are due April 15, 2022. The Nominating Committee of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) seeks nominations for the Executive Council and for seats in the Association as follows General, Student and Corporate seats.

ASALH Mourns the Passing of Carl Westmoreland

Carl Westmoreland, 85, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

ASALH Mourns the Passing of Carl B. Westmoreland

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center joins friends and family in mourning the loss of renowned historian Carl Westmoreland. Westmoreland was a longtime supporter of the Freedom Center, advocating for its creation and serving as its historian for nearly 20 years.

ASALH Prince George’s County Truth Branch Donates “Mis-Education of the Negro” Books to Prince George’s County Memorial Library

In recognition of Black History Month and our ongoing partnership with the Oxon Hill Branch, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), several copies of Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s classic, “The Mis-Education of the Negro” were recently donated and presented to Area Manager, Melanie Townsend-Diggs. A non circulating copy will be added to the Sojourner Truth special research collection on Black History. Other copies will be available to the public throughout the Library System.

ASALH Prince George’s County Truth Branch Donates “Mis-Education of the Negro” Books to Prince George’s County Memorial Library

In recognition of Black History Month and our ongoing partnership with the Oxon Hill Branch, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), several copies of Dr Carter G.Woodson’s classic, “The Mis-Education of the Negro” were recently donated and presented to Area Manager, Melanie Townsend-Diggs. A non circulating copy will be added to the Sojourner Truth special research collection on Black History . Other copies will be available to the public throughout the Library System.

ASALH Manasota Branch Insight: Email Marketing Is Still an Inexpensive Way to Reach Your Target Audience

A few years ago, everyone was saying that email marketing responses were going to be surpassed by social media. Yes, social media responses continue to rise, but email marketing continues to be the fastest way to receive a response yet today. Email receives a 20 times faster response rate than social media according to Silverpop.

ASALH Manasota Branch Scholarship Program: Topline Observations Over Past Ten Years of Documented Records

For over ten years of documented records, Manasota ASALH, Inc has made a difference in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida. We have given out over 232 scholarships. Of the 232 students that received scholarships, 57% went to Florida Colleges or Universities.

ASALH Manasota Branch Celebrate Woman of the Month Honoree: Lovette W. Harper

The Friends of Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Inc are announcing Mrs. Lovette W. Harper as their Women of the Month Honoree. Mrs. Harper is a founding member of Manasota ASALH and has recently written a book. She is a visionary leader, educator, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Please come out and join us and celebrate her incredible accomplishments.

ASALH Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch President John L. Lanier Posthumously Honored by ASALH Members

Birmingham, AL – On March 2, 2022, members of the Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch of ASALH honored the contributions and legacy of Mr. John L. Lanier with a proclamation, in memory of his lifelong commitment and service to the preservation of African American history and community cultural sites and resources. The proclamation was provided to his family at the time of his passing.

Ohio State Board of Education at the Statehouse from Paul LaRue

ASALH members and friends at the Ohio Legislature to discuss the Ohio Report Card. Left to right, former ASALH president John Fleming,  Ohio School Board President Charlotte McGuire, Black History Bulletin Editorial Board Member Paul Larue, and  Ronald Todd from the Governor’s Office

Social Justice Reading Room: How Far Have We Come

ASALH x Howard Univ. Social Justice Consortium presented our latest series, Social Justice Reading Room, on March 15

ASALH Woodson Home Committee Receives Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

National Capital Parks – East is pleased to announce that the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) Woodson Home Committee was awarded the National Capital Area’s Hartzog Group Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for their remarkable contributions to the Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site!

A&T’s Smallwood Wins UNC System Holshouser Prize

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors recognized acclaimed North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University historian Arwin Smallwood, Ph.D., today with the Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, one of the top two annual faculty awards bestowed by the UNC System.
This marks the first time a North Carolina A&T faculty member has been chosen for the honor, which was first presented in 2014.

WATCH: ASALH for the Black History Month Finale Ceremony

View the closing Black History Month event. Special remarks will be given by Dr. Dulaney. The event will look back on the month-long Black History Festival programs that explored the 2022 theme “Black Health and Wellness.”

Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch Mourns The Passing of President John Lanier

It brings us great sorrow to inform you of the passing of our Branch President John Lanier. A man of impeccable character and dedication to historical preservation, it is difficult to comprehend this. Lanier was an instrumental co-organizer in the re-establishment of the Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch in recent years and a tireless advocate for the preservation of African American history and cultural resources.

Jarvis R. Givens wins The ASALH Book Prize

“Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching” wins for the best new book in African American history and culture.

ASALH Bethel Dukes Branch HBCU Gameday

February is both Black History Month and the CIAA Basketball Tournament. Scholar Raja Malikah Rahim, Ph.D takes a look at the previous instance of Baltimore as a pit stop for the CIAA Tournament. Dr. Rahim is working with the National Membership Committee and the CIAA as scholar, historian and volunteer. Kudos Dr. Rahim!

BUY TICKETS: Black Bodies, Part II: Race Norming in the NFL

Join ASALH on Saturday, February 27 for the second marquee event, featuring a round table discussion among former NFL players and sports medicine professionals about issues of race norming and mental health

WATCH: Author’s Book Talk Events

Watch The 2022 Black History Month Festival Author’s Book Talk Events held on February 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EST

WATCH: National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom & ASALH Presents “What You Don’t Know about the Legacies of Slavery”

This presentation reviewed social practices, beliefs, and psychological dispositions that are distinct continuities from slavery on February 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. EST

Blackpast Interns Celebrate Black Scientists

BlackPast.org is an online resource for Black history, viewed by more than six million people annually.  Developed by Quintard Taylor, UW professor emeritus of history, it is by far the largest and most visited website on African American and global African history.

Brown Introduces Bipartisan African American Burial Grounds Preservation Act

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call to discuss the introduction of his African American Burial Grounds Preservation Act. The newly-introduced bipartisan bill is also sponsored by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).

WATCH: A Presidential Conversation: Black Health and Wellness in the Eye of the Storm

Watch a moderated conversation with ASALH President W. Marvin Dulaney and Presidents of Black professional health organizations and institutions held on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Asked to help, Post readers sent searing evidence about dozens more enslavers in Congress

There were handwritten wills, birth certificates of babies born into slavery and newspaper ads placed by congressmen seeking the return of Black people who fled captivity.

ASALH Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch Host 1st Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl

On February 12, 2022, the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH, located in Pittsburgh Pa conducted its First Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl for Black History Month.

Watch: AFRO WSH Video for Churches 2022

AFRO.com provides readers with good news about the African American community not otherwise found in other news outlets. This video directed toward churches is to encourage the community of faith to support the AFRO.

BlackPast.org Debuts African American History Visual Timeline on Website

We at BlackPast.org (www.blackpast.org), the largest free and ungated website on African American history on the Internet today, announce in honor of Black History Month and our own 14 th anniversary, the unveiling of our newest feature, the African American History Visual Timeline.

Black Health Matters: Shingles and African Americans over 50: What You Should Know About Your Immune System

As a member of our Affiliate Newsletter Program, we will be producing a newsletter for ASALH focused specifically on Shingles, healthy aging, health, wellness and general lifestyle.

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Eleventh Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

Join us on Saturday, February 12 for our first marquee event, Black Bodies, Part 1

This session will examine the history of medicine, clinical practice, and policies that have impacted African American health and contributed to disparities

ASALH Attends in Support as Mayor Welch Raises Black History Month Flag in History-Making Ceremony

To officially kick off Black History Month in St. Pete, Mayor Ken Welch — the city’s first African-American mayor — raised the Carter G. Woodson flag over City Hall on Feb. 1.

Mayor Cashenna A. Cross Community Forum: Mental Health and Wellness in Our Communities

Mayor Cashenna A. Cross speaks during the the Mayoral Community Forum with Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, President of Study of African American Life and History (ASALH ®) founders of black history month, Prince George’s NAACP President Linda Thornton-Thomas, and moderator Terrence Woodbury Licensed Mental Health Professional, and Creator of “TRIUMPHANT MOMENTS with T. Wood” Podcast on a discussion regarding mental health and wellness in our communities.

SIGN the PETITION: In Defense of Ourselves

On Jan. 6, 2022 threatening racist language was scrawled on a cork board in the first building in the CUNY system to carry the name of an African American. Dr. Lloyd Delaney Hall. Please stand with us by signing this petition in defense of our humanity and right to a secure workplace. Help us let the administration know that our lives, the lives of our students and the legacy of Dr. Lloyd Delany matter.

Watch: PBS Books Author Talk: Harriet Washington

Join PBS Books for an Author Talk about African American Health and Inequities on Tuesday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST

Webinar: Harriet Tubman & Leadership – Her Legacy in the 21st Century

March 2022 marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Harriet Tubman, known as one of the principal “conductors” of the Underground Railroad.

Author’s Book Talk Events

Watch The 2022 Black History Month Festival Author’s Book Talk Events on February 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Press Release: Norton, Booker Announce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to the 200,000 African Americans Who Fought to Preserve the Union in the Civil War

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced today, during the first week of Black History Month, that they will introduce a bill to award […]

Black History Month Festival Souvenir Journal

View The 96th Annual Black History Month Festival Souvenir Journal

WATCH: Race and Health Disparities in Urban African American Communities

The Manhattan Branch hosted a panel discussion on health care disparities in urban African American communities on February 5, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EST

WATCH: ASALH kicks off its Black History Month celebration on Tuesday, February 1

Subscribe to ASALH-TV to watch our virtual festival opening starting at 6:30pm (EST)

Nominations Open for 2022 National Preservation Awards

Shine a Spotlight on Preservation Is there a person, organization, historic site, or project in your city or town that deserves the national spotlight? Have you seen transformation in your […]

BUY TICKETS for the Marquee Events Now!

This two-part program will explore the 2022 Black History Theme: Black Health and Wellness and will feature panel discussions to examine the historic exploitation of Black bodies for the advancement of scientific and medical discovery.

President’s Letter: Black History Month

This year’s theme for Black History Month is Black Health and Wellness. ASALH has celebrated Negro History Week and Black History Month for ninety-five years and rarely has one of its themes for the annual celebrations been more appropriate and timely.

ASALH Mourns the Passing of Robert Hayden, Jr.

ASALH sadly acknowledges the January 23, 2022 passing of Robert Hayden, Jr., former National Secretary and founding president of the Martha’s Vineyard Branch of ASALH.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Releases To Heal the Wounded Nation’s Life: African Americans and the Robert Gould Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial Ahead of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Over the course of three years, historian Kathryn Grover examined African Americans’ involvement in the Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial’s creation, reactions to its completion, and feelings about this unique Civil War […]

December 2021 National Symposium on Municipal and Local Reparations

The Evanston Municipal Reparations Symposium Communique

Black History Month Virtual Festival

ASALH will hold innovative virtual programming In the month of February celebrating The 2022 Black History Theme: Black Health And Wellness

Author’s Book Talk Events

View the full schedule of Author’s Events during the 2022 Black History Month Festival

Message from the Archivist of the United States

Dear Friends, After 12 years as the tenth Archivist of the United States, I have decided to retire, effective mid-April, 2022. As I wrote to President Biden, it has been […]

Inaugural Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference POSTPONED

Conceptualized by Rodney L. Hurst Sr., author, Black historian and Civil Rights activist, the conference will take place Feb. 3-5, 2022, at the Southbank Marriott in Downtown Jacksonville, with a […]

Black History Month Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Support the Founders of Black History Month in Celebrating The 2022 Black History Theme: Black Health And Wellness

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Tenth Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

Black History Month Festival Schedule of Events

View all The Black History Month Festival sessions starting February 1, 2022

ASALH South Florida TV with Dr. Valerie Patterson

Join us on Zoom tomorrow with Dr. Valerie Patterson https://asalhsouthflorida.wordpress.com/podcast/ Please register and join us Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 4 p.m. Dr. Joan Cartwright is inviting you to a […]

ASALH announces the 2022 Officers

Meet the the Incoming Officers of the Executive Council

The 2022 ASALH Book Prize Finalists

Winner to be announced during Black History Month 2022

ASALH Member First-Ever NYC Digital Editor

Josh Barker, Manhattan Branch of ASALH member, joins New York Amsterdam News as its first-ever digital editor. Read story here…

Publications: The Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice, Loyola University Maryland

View here: https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/karson-institute/center-research-culture/publications

PBS Books, USA TODAY and the Muhammad Ali Center Present a Live Virtual Event Honoring Muhammad Ali’s 80th Birthday

FINALREVIEWChampion of Service — Celebrating Muhammad Ali National Event 1-12-22-2

The Memphis Area Branch of ASALH dedicated its monthly meeting to veterans

Appreciation and commendations were extended to the following members and families for their dedication, commitment, perseverance, courage and service to the United of America

ASALH Savannah Yamacraw Branch Event, How Enslaved Ancestors Built Savannah, Ga.; Birthday Celebration for Dr. Woodson

The Savannah Yamacraw ASALH branch celebrated the birthday of Dr. Carter G. Woodson on December 14, 2021, by presenting a workshop for students in the after-school program at the West […]

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Ninth Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

Clio Putting Black History Sites on the Map

As written by Kathleen Thompson “Clio is a nonprofit humanities organization that connects users to nearby history and culture through a free educational website and mobile application that hosts individual entries, […]

Evanston Reparations Symposium Makes News

The reparations movement is advancing on the local, national, and international levels.   US and International Reparations Leaders Meet in Evanston, Ill. (Evanston RoundTable)https://evanstonroundtable.com/2021/12/13/evanston-reparataions-national-gathering/   Reparations Rising with Robin Rue […]

Watch The ASALH/Howard University SJC’s Social Justice Reading Room: JUSTICE DEFERRED

The Reading Room series on social justice is a collaborative effort presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and The Howard University Social Justice Consortium.

ASALH Bethel Dukes Branch Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Cemetery Pilgrimage

Living in the Washington DC area affords the Bethel Dukes branch a great deal of opportunities to celebration the national and local history of ASALH. Dr. Woodson is buried in […]

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Eighth Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

African American Museum of Dallas hosts holiday music and marketplace event

The W. Marvin Dulaney Branch of Dallas-Ft. Worth table banner is featured in this news story.   As reported by FOX4 News… “Get into the holiday spirit and support local […]

Josephine’s Glorious Entry into the Pantheon

“In a splendid ceremony planned by the Elysées Palace, Josephine Baker took her place among France’s greatest citizens as she was inducted into the Pantheon on November 30, 2021. Six […]

ASALH Mourns the Passing of Edgar Brookins as written by Renee Nash

Afro Newspaper GM Edgar Brookins Dead at 74 by Renee Nash Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2021) – Edgar Brookins, affectionately called Mr. D.C., died Wednesday at Walter Reed Medical Center in […]

Savannah Yamacraw Branch Event, From the N Word to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream

Join Telfair Museums and The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)- the Savannah Yamacraw Branch host “N Word” to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream”, […]

“Unidentified African American family”. Rondo Neighborhood Photograph Collection. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

ASALH in collaboration with Archival Alchemy® presents, The Black Family: United by History, Restored by Storytelling

This national program centers the legacy of Black family reunions while encouraging families of all backgrounds to build and renew their own traditions and stories.

Enslaved to a Founding Father, She Sought Freedom in France by Martha S. Jones

Click below to read the full New York Times article by Martha S. Jones on an enslaved woman seeking freedom in Paris. Enslaved to a U.S. Founding Father, She Sought […]

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Reel Sisters Microbudget Film Fellowship Offers Women of Color A Chance for $5000 to Produce A Web Series Pilot!

New York, NY Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, the first Academy qualifying festival devoted to women filmmakers, is offering creators an opportunity to produce the […]

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Virtual Symposium

  Join us as we commemorate Dr. Woodson's Birthday with a virtual symposium. This event is free and open to the public. You must register to receive the Zoom link. [...]

Book Launch: Mame’s Spirit: Reparations and Romance by Bernard Demczuk

Book signing & brief discussion on Bernie’s new novel: an Afro-futurist, crime-mystery, love-story about West African spirituality remixed with righteousness, reparations and the end of White supremacy, settler-exploitative colonialism.

Social Justice Reading Rooms

ASALH x Howard Univ. Social Justice Consortium present our latest series, Social Justice Reading Rooms. Sponsored by Mellon Just Futures.

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Athenian receives national award from African-American group as written by Wayne Ford

Fred Smith, a retired Georgia Department of Labor official from Athens, was recently presented with a national award from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

ASALH Savannah Yamacraw Branch Book Lecture with Author Wanda Lloyd

Wanda Lloyd chronicles her life journey, from growing up in segregated Savannah, to editing roles at seven daily newspapers, and finally back to Savannah to make a difference in her childhood community

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Seventh Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

The National Constitution Center Offering America’s Town Hall Series

The National Constitution Center is offering a series of America’s Town Hall programs about constitutional issues in the news. Join these programs for free from your home computer, laptop, or any mobile device by registering […]

ASALH Philadelphia Heritage Branch President Regina Vaughn featured in USA TODAY

“Regina Vaughn has been painstakingly tracing her family legacy dating back to slavery to keep a vow she made to her late mother more than a decade ago

ASALH Mourns the Passing of Margaret M. Miles

ASALH mourns the passing of Margaret M. Miles. Mrs. Miles was the long-time Park Ranger at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. She was also a great […]

Jamon Jordan, Detroit’s unofficial historian, is now its official one Bryce Huffman as written by Bryce Huffman

Bridge Detroit Bryce Huffman “On Monday, Mayor Mike Duggan and Rochelle Riley, the city’s director of Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship, announced that Jamon Jordan is now the city’s first official […]

ASALH member, Marcia Chatelain, wins Pulitzer Prize in History

“Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History

Exhibit Aide Volunteers Needed for the DC History Center in the Carnegie Library

The DC History Center deepens understanding of our city’s past to connect, empower, and inspire. We will reach into all eight wards to preserve and elevate the stories of Washington’s […]

ASALH W. Marvin Dulaney Branch D/FW Annual Carter G. Woodson Luncheon featuring “Chasing Perfection: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase.”

The African American Museum is opening a new exhibition, “Chasing Perfection: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase.”

ASALH W. Marvin Dulaney Branch D/FW Black Health and Wellness 2022: Sports

Many athletes are hiring nutrition consultants and personal chefs to make sure that they are eating right during the regular season and the offseason

ASALH Mourns the Death of General Colin Powell

History Will Remember This Great American

Celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with the ACHP

On Friday, October 15, 2021, preservationists around the world  will celebrate the 55thanniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), the statute that created the […]

Georgetown African American Historic Landmark Project and Tour Congressional Testimony

On October 14, Georgetown African American Historic Landmark Project and Tour will present oral testimony before the United States House of Representative Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, […]

ASALH mourns the passing of historian and civil rights activist Timuel Black

ASALH mourns the passing of historian and civil rights activist Timuel Black. In his 102 years of life, he stood as a witness to so many of the important people and events that have come to define and shape the experiences of African Americans in this country. As a child, he lived with and shared stories of his grandmother who was once held as a slave in Alabama. He lived through both the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 and grew up on Chicago’s South Side Black community in the aftermath of the 1919 “Red Summer” riot.

Social Justice “Workshop Wednesdays”: Exploring the Impact of Mass Incarceration

Join us October 13 from 6-8 p.m. for PART FIVE or our virtual Workshop series on social justice

Reclaiming Monuments: The Light of Truth Memorializes Ida B. Wells’ Activism in Chicago by Yvonne Krumrey

As written by Yvonne Krumrey of Newcity Art “After thirteen years of planning, fundraising and crafting, the “Light of Truth” monument to Ida B. Wells-Barnett was unveiled this summer. Wells-Barnett’s […]

ASALH Member, Keeanga Taylor, Receives MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award

Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship Award, also known as the “Genius Grant” for analyzing the political and economic forces underlying racial inequality and the role […]

Black Art in Puerto Rico / Arte Afropuertorriqueño: Footprint and Panorama on Afro-Puerto Rican Plastic and Visual Arts

Artist Edwin Velazquez share Black Art in Puerto Rico / Arte Afropuertorriqueño, a blog with data on Afro-Puerto Rican visual artists with videos about conferences, talks, documentaries, news and other […]

Northwest African American Museum Presents African American Leaders’ Descendants Series Webinar

LIVESTREAM/WEBVIDEO: Northwest African American Museum Presents African American Leaders’ Descendants Series Webinar Guest: Tina Wyatt, Educator; Co-Founder, Washington, DC Annual Harriet Tubman Day Commemoration and Thrice-Great-Grandniece of Harriet Tubman In-Conversation […]

The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP) Presents: A Webinar/Panel Discussion: The Role of Historic Boston’s Churches Regarding Slavery, Truth-telling, and Healing

LIVESTREAM/WEBVIDEO: The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP) Presents: A Webinar/Panel Discussion: The Role of Historic Boston’s Churches Regarding Slavery, Truth-telling, and Healing Oct. 11, 2021 | 4:00 […]

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Presents 2001 Annual Symposium (Virtual and In-Person Events)

Join the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture as we celebrate resiliency and commitment through our annual symposium: The Spirit of the Black Family: Reclaim, Rejoice, Renew, Remember. […]

Photography, Family History, and the Underground Railroad–National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom hosts Virtual Photo Exhibit

Photography, Family History, and the Underground Railroad–National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom hosts Virtual Photo Exhibit for a limited time; North Is Freedom Virtual Photo Exhibit, a partnership between […]

Comcast Offering $10,000 Small Business Grants to People of Color

Starting October 1 thru October 14, applications can apply for a $10,000 grant from Comcast Rise. These grants will be awarded to small businesses owned and operated by people of […]

Morris Brown College to Start Restoration of Historic Fountain Hall by Darius Goodman

Morris Brown College announced it received an award from the National Park Service (NPS) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program to start the restoration of the historic Fountain Hall

Understand SC: What 1 doctor is doing to address vaccine hesitancy by Emily Williams

Written by Emily Williams of The Post and Courier “The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is beginning to decline across the country, signaling the beginning of the end […]

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Fifth Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

Conference Souvenir Journal

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Plenary Session “The Centennial Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Anti-Black Violence” Presented on September 28

This session will feature Karlos Hill of University of Oklahoma, John W. Franklin of Franklin Global, Inc./Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and Melissa N. Stuckey of Elizabeth City State University.

Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: V. P. Franklin’s “Young Crusaders” Presented on September 28

This book roundtable panel will discuss V. P. Franklin’s 2021 book, “The Young Crusaders: The Untold Story of the Children and Teenagers who Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.” This special book panel will include presenters V. P. Franklin of University of California, Riverside, Genna Rae McNeil, Derrick P. Alridge of University of Virginia, Linda Perkins of Claremont Graduate University, and chaired by Jarvis R. Givens of Harvard University.

Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: Tyrone McKinley Freeman: “Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow” Presented on September 25

The roundtable panel will include presenters Tyrone McKinley Freeman of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Dennis Clark Dickerson of Vanderbilt University, Crystal M. Moten, Smithsonian Institution of the National Museum of American History, LaShawn Harris of Michigan State University, and chaired by Tiffany Gill of the University of Delaware.

“Illuminating the Black Family in History: A Retrospective on Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Presented on September 25

A Retrospective on Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Recipient of ASALH’s Inaugural Luminary Award.

Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: Brandi Brimmer, “Claiming Union Widowhood: Race, Respectability, and Poverty in the Post-Emancipation South” Presented on September 23

This roundtable panel will discuss Brandi Brimmer’s 2021 book, “Claiming Union Widowhood: Race, Respectability, and Poverty in the Post-Emancipation South.” Panelists will engage Brimmer’s fascinating work on Black women’s public and private lives during the Reconstruction era.

Plenary Session: “From Roots to Ancestry: Doing Black Family History” Presented on September 23

This session will feature Gina Paige from African Ancestry, Inc., Elizabeth Clark-Lewis of Howard University, Debra Newman Ham of Morgan State University, Kendra Field of Tufts University.

Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: Jarvis Givens, “Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and The Art of Black Teaching” Presented on September 21

The roundtable participants will offer a critical conversation on the African American intellectual tradition of teaching, while exploring what Givens calls “fugitive pedagogy” — a theory and practice amongst Black educators.

Plenary Session: “I Fear For My Life: They That Mourn” Presented on September 21

In this session, the 400 Years of African-American History Commission and its guest scholars will explore this fear paradox.

Plenary Session: “Black History and Family Legacies” Presented on September 18

This session will explore the historical legacies of major Black historical figures through their family members living today, featuring Michelle Duster of Columbia College Chicago and direct descendant of Ida B. Wells-Barnet, Madam C.J. Walker descendent, biographer, and journalist A’Lelia Bundles and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and a direct descendant of Fredrick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.

Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: Mia Bay “Traveling Black” Presented on September 18

This roundtable panel will include Mia Bay of the University of Pennsylvania, Waldo Martin of the University of California at Berkeley, Brandi Brimmer of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Shawn Alexander of the University of Kansas, and chaired by LaShawn Harris of Michigan State University.

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Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: Alison Parker “Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell” Presented on September 16

Roundtable participants will offer a critical conversation on the first full-length biography of Mary Church Terrell; the first president the National Association of Colored Women and founding member of the NAACP

“Black Families and Public Policy: New Frontiers in the Fight for Black Families” Presented on September 16

This session will examine the impact of historic and recent public policy decisions on today’s Black families featuring Andre Perry of The Brookings Institution, Noliwe Rooks of Cornell University, Dorothy Brown of Emory University, Catherine Flowers and Nikole Hannah-Jones of Howard University.

Social Justice “Workshop Wednesdays”: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Join us October 6 from 6-8 p.m. for PART FOUR or our virtual Workshop series on social justice

Social Justice “Workshop Wednesdays”: History of Policing

Join us September 29 from 6-8 p.m. for PART THREE or our virtual Workshop series on social justice

Social Justice “Workshop Wednesdays”: Understanding the Language of Black Liberation

Join us September 22 from 6-8 p.m. for PART TWO or our virtual Workshop series on social justice

Social Justice “Workshop Wednesdays”: Understanding the Language of Racial Oppression

Join us September 15 from 6-8 p.m. for PART ONE or our virtual Workshop series on social justice

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Fourth Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

U.S. Forest Service Creates Multi-Forest Interpretive Program Highlighting Underground Railroad

The U.S. Forest Service has created this multi-Forest interpretive program to highlight people and places along the historic Underground Railroad. Some of these sites are “virtual” locations and are intended […]

Illuminating the Black Family in History: A Retrospective on Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

A Retrospective on Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Recipient of ASALH’s Inaugural Luminary Award.

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, August 23: Marking 10 Years of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

Today, we celebrate our 10th anniversary. This ongoing work to install all 55 of arrival site markers reflects our commitment to justice, healing, and truth-telling with a more inclusive narrative […]

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, August 22: Middle Passage and MPCPMP History

There are 55 documented U.S. Middle Passage arrival locations, 29 have markers, 5 are in planning for marker installations in 2022, and 21 still require ceremonies and markers. From 1526 […]

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, August 21: Expressions Of Remembrance

The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project is marking its 10th anniversary this month. The Project is committed to commemorating the lives of the two million captive Africans who […]

ASALH Martha’s Vineyard Branch Makes News Once Again

The Martha’s Vineyard branch made news for their event, Defending Marginalized History, Global Preservation of African Burial Grounds with Peggy King Jorde. Click each below to read the full stories […]

ASALH Savannah Yamacraw Branch Presents Forum on Impact of Savannah’s Four Black Mayors

The Savannah Yamacraw Branch of ASALH presented a forum on African-American mayoral leadership in Savannah, highlighting issues of housing, the economy, unity and race relations. The event included a discussion […]

Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic Virtual Exhibit

Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic is a collection of paintings, drawings, photography, excerpts from interviews and other expressions by African Americans in South Carolina about the impact of […]

Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows Panel Discussion

Executive Council Member, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, was invited to join the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Program for their 25th Annual Summer Seminars

Executive Council Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Council Officers for the term of January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Third Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

View the Conference Schedule

Session will convene on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from September 14 through September 30, 2021

ASALH TV presents “In Retrospect and Prospect S2, E4: Examining Urban Renewal: A Public History Initiative”

Join ASALH on August 11 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a conversation with David Hochfelder, Associate Professor, and Director, Public History MA Program at the University at Albany, SUNY, and historian Ann Pfau who is developing a digital history of urban renewal in New York State called Picturing Urban Renewal

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Unveiled Cataract House Historic Marker at Press Conference on August 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2021 Contact: Sabina Ramsey (716) 308-6208 sabina@thinkinsight.co Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Unveiled Cataract House Historic Marker at Press Conference on August 5 (Niagara […]

ASALH Manhattan Branch, Ashley Dene Smith – Recipient of Claflin University New York Metro Alumni Award

We are very pleased to congratulate Ashley Dene Smith, a member of Manhattan Branch ASALH, on being one of the recipients of an award from Claflin University.  This award was […]

It’s a Family Affair: The Black Family and the Fight for Civil Rights

Register for the 106th Annual Meeting & Virtual Conference and The National Park Conservation Association Plenary Session held virtually on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. EST

Register for The Howard University Social Justice Consortium

The Howard University Social Justice Consortium (SJC) is a cross-organizational, cross-institutional, interdisciplinary partnership that is concerned with educating society and developing the critical consciousness people need to analyze injustice in their own communities and develop innovative and collaborative action-oriented remedies.

Legendary BSC alumnus William B. Robertson dies at 88 Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va.   Jun. 23—BLUEFIELD — A legendary Bluefield State College alumnus has passed away. William Bernard […]

106th Annual Meeting & Virtual Conference to Celebrate 2021 Theme: “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”

ASALH — with the support of its Florida Branches known as the “Florida Coalition” — is proud to announce that its 106th Annual Meeting and Conference will take place virtually via Zoom every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from September 14th to 30th, 2021.

ASALH Mourns the Passing of Robert (Bob) Parris Moses

Bob Moses, like John Lewis, will be remembered as one of the giants of the civil rights movement—the voice of a youthful generation that came of age through protest activism that would eventually open doors of opportunity, once denied to Black people by state-sanctioned segregation and voter disfranchisement laws

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter Second Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

Largest Preservation Fund in American History to Save African American Landmarks Announces $3M in 2021 Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 202 Contact: Brenda Jones bjones@savingplaces.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a program of the National Trust for Historic […]

NCAAL Virtual Conference

A Taxonomy of Black History Month Programming in Public Libraries: Looking Back to Impact the Next 50 Years A session by Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown, Dr. La Vonne Neal […]

Black Health Matters: Health Focused Newsletter First Edition

Black Health Matters and ASALH have partnered to create a series of Health Focused newsletters

ASALH Charleston Area Branch Notices and Updates

The Forum on The Black Family – Worship Traditions and Faith Institutions will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021  1-3 pm

ASALH Thanks Black Health Matters for being a 2021 Sponsor

Black Health Matters, the leading “Black Wellness” platform is please to announce its partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. on the upcoming Black Health Matters Summit. 

New NHL Theme Study: Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing

In 1999, the US Congress directed the National Park Service to conduct a multi-state study of civil rights sites to determine their national significance and the appropriateness of including them in the National Park System.

Association of African American Museums Announces Second Virtual Conference

The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) announced today that the 2021 Association of African American Museum Conference will be held virtually.

8th Annual FEEEDS-GALLUP Africa Virtual Forum

Co-Hosts Ambassador Robin Sanders and Gallup Global Managing Partner Jon Clifton, in partnership with allAfrica.com, the African & Caribbean Business Council (ACBC), United People for African Congress (UPAC) and U.S.-Africa Trade Council, invite you to the 8th Annual FEEEDS-Gallup Africa Forum: Africa’s Business Economy & the AfCFTA — the Role of SMEs

Denzel Washington Commits $1 Million to Support Historic Wiley College Debate Team

Award-winning actor Denzel Washington’s family foundation has made the fourth $100,000 installment toward a $1 million commitment to support student members of the legendaryWiley College debate team

Racial terrorism in America by Attorney Jacqueline Hubbard

  By Attorney Jacqueline Hubbard, President, ASALH The word “terror” is defined by the “Funk and Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary” as “an overwhelming impulse of fear; extreme fright or dread.” The […]

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall: We Must Demand Prosecutorial Reform After Chauvin Sentencing

Derek Chauvin’s conviction and sentencing for George Floyd’s murder was an outlier; most civilian deaths at the hands of police do not have a similar outcome, says Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The Florida Commission: Activists, educators gather in Jacksonville to criticize state ban of Critical Race Theory

Jacksonville activists are gathering outside the Duval County School District office Friday morning to voice their concerns with the Florida State Board of Education

2021 Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival

Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival Inc. are making plans for Festival 2021 from August 5 – 8, 2021 on the internationally known Beale Street/Robert Church Park

10 new resources added to the African American Civil Rights Network

Follow the Network across DC, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia Date: June 28, 2021 Contact: NewsMedia@nps.gov WASHINGTON – National parks, historic homes, websites, songs, oral histories and more can […]

Watch “Celebrating Ida B. Wells’ Birthday” with Author Michelle Duster

ASALH & PBS Books are pleased to present this Author Talk with Michelle Duster about her book Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells. […]

Watch the Ida B Wells Monument Dedication Ceremony

Due to the excessive and unpredictable timing of rain, the June 30th Ida B. Wells Monument Dedication Ceremony will have NO outdoor component to it.  The entire ceremony will be […]

ASALH Announces National Program Celebrating the Black Family

Designed in collaboration with NY Life and Archival Alchemy, the campaign encourages participants to host intergenerational Black family reunions—virtual or in person—to explore their unique African American heritage and family history.

A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021

On June 19, 1865 — nearly nine decades after our Nation’s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were free from bondage

V.P. Franklin Editorial from Alma Mater

V.P. Franklin’s Scholarship and Activism are indelibly linked to his time at Penn State

Dr. Edna B. Mckenzie Branch of ASALH, Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh PA Presents “From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: 13th”

A recent online screening of “13th” was discussed as part of the 2021 “From Slavery to Freedom Film Series” presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center […]

Community Watch & Comment – The Wednesday Edition; WPFW 89.3FM, wpfwfm.org, On Juneteenth

Community Watch & Comment — The Wednesday Edition; WPFW 89.3FM, wpfwfm.org (live-streamed and archived) Wednesday, June 23rd, 11 am-12 pm, ET  On Juneteenth Now commemorated. What does Juneteenth signify for […]

Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program Awards $180,000 in Grants

The National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, in collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), announces the awarding of $180,000 in grants

Congress passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Congress passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Watch “Juneteenth: Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Join ASALH & PBS Books on Thursday, June 17 at 8pm ET | 5pm PT for a special commemoration virtual event, “Juneteenth: Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Juneteenth

Biden to sign Juneteenth bill, creating holiday marking U.S. slavery’s end

U.S. President Joe Biden will sign a bill into law on Thursday afternoon to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of the legal enslavement of Black Americans.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum to host online public lectures as part of Institute on Black History Instruction

June 4, 2021 Contact: Jean Hardiman, University Relations Specialist, 304-696-639   The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University is inviting the Tri-State community to attend two special lectures […]

Watch “A Conversation ‘On Juneteenth’ Featuring Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed” presented by ASALH TV

Watch a conversation in celebration of Juneteenth featuring ASALH’s president Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and the Pulitzer prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed

ASALH TV presents “In Retrospect and Prospect S2, Ep3: #DigBlk: Black History in the Digital Sphere”

Join ASALH on June 9 AT 7:00 p.m. EST to discuss coalition building and operating ethically in the digital humanities and the resources available through the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State University

ASALH TV presents “Surviving the Tulsa Race Massacre: Voices of Resistance Then and Now”

Join ASALH as we reflect on the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Monday, June 1, 8 pm EST/ 7 pm CST on ASALH TV YouTube

National Historic Landmarks and the Network to Freedom

“Recognizing that all human beings embrace the right to self-determination and freedom from oppression, the historical Underground Railroad (UGRR) sought to address the injustices of slavery and make freedom a […]

ASALH Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Presents Resolution Honoring Rosetta Farris Brown Upon Her Death

Mrs. Rosetta Farris Brown, a charter members of the Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch of ASALH, sadly passed away on May, 13, 2021. Her father-in-law, Dr. Charles A. Brown became the […]

ASALH TV presents “Promoting Psychological Resilience Within the Black Community”

Speakers will outline why mental health is important, illustrate the barriers around access to mental health services, and provide strategy

Press Release: Buffalo, NY Post Office Renaming Honoring 6888th veteran (Hunt-Martin)

New legislation to rename Buffalo post office after women’s Army Corps WWII veteran

Joint Statement on Racial Injustice and Social Equity from the MCAAHC and the MLTRC

Fifty-two years ago amid uprisings across the nation following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Verda Freeman Welcome, Maryland’s first African American female senator, introduced legislation […]

Passing of Rosetta Brown, Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch

Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch is saddened by the passing of beloved charter member, Mrs. Rosetta Brown, who passed away  May 13th, according to her son, Mr. Jonathan Brown. Funeral arrangements are […]

2021 Network to Freedom Grant Program Q&A Webinar – Application deadline is May 14

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program is pleased to announce its 2021 Grant Program. There will be $180,000 in grant funds available this year. In collaboration with the […]

ASALH National Secretary Kaye Wise Whitehead receives Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for radio show

ASALH National Secretary Kaye Wise Whitehead won the  2021 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for her radio show, “Today With Dr. Kaye,” on WEAA for […]

Maryland Park to be Renamed for Artist and Historian David C. Driskell Previously Restricted to ‘Caucasian Inhabitants Only’

WILLIAM PINKNEY MAGRUDER PARK in Hyattsville, Md., will be renamed for artist and curator David C. Driskell (1931-2020)

ASALH and PBS Books present “History: Race and Photography”

A Special Conversation between Deborah Willis, Sarah Lewis, Ilisa Barbash, & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

National Museum of African American History and Culture To Reopen Friday, May 14

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will reopen to the public Friday, May 14. Beginning Friday, May 7, visitors can reserve passes online at nmaahc.si.edu/passes […]

Thurgood Marshall’s School (Public School 103) Special Resource Study

As directed by Congress in 2019, the National Park Service is preparing a special resource study of Public School 103 (P.S. 103), the elementary school of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, located at 1315 Division Street, Baltimore, Maryland

19th Century America: Fiends, Fugitives and Friends

A Conference on Enslaved Blacks, Native Peoples and Allied Others in the Frenzy of American Expansionism.

U.S. Senate Passes Legislation to Award 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion the Congressional Gold Medal

April 30 2021, www.moran.senate.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s (R-Kan.) legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps […]

John H. Bracey, Jr. Fellowship Fund Supports Graduate Students in Afro-American Studies

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy recently announced the establishment of an endowed graduate fellowship in honor of John H. Bracey, Jr., professor of Afro-American studies at UMass Amherst since 1972. The fellowship […]

2021 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Grants

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program is pleased to announce its 2021 Grant Program. There will be $180,000 in grant funds available this year.

What Should Museums Do With the Bones of the Enslaved? by Jennifer Schuessler

“The Morton Cranial Collection, assembled by the 19th-century physician and anatomist Samuel George Morton, is one of the more complicated holdings of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and […]

14th Annual Exhibition African American Fiber Art Exhibition

Where & When North Charleston City Hall, 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406 Free admission & parking Viewing times: April 28-June 25, 2021; […]

HBCUs: The First Patrons of African-American Art by Yvonne Bynoe

“The HBCUs have not been given the credit they are due. When nobody else was out there championing these (Black) artists, HBCUs were there, claiming them, showcasing them, putting them up on walls, teaching about them”

Creating an Antiracist Meetings Industry by Barbara Palmer

Every conversation in America is a conversation about race, according to Kaye Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., a professor of African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, and […]