Our very own co-founder Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the executive producer, host and writer of this upcoming two-part series which “traces the centuries-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power.”
22 Black-Owned Bookstores to Shop Right Now (and Always) Support small businesses and expand your mind with a great read. This article first appeared in www.townandcountrymag.com Following the death of […]
Understand SC: Uncovering untold stories at 4 historic sites in Charleston A Post and Courier Podcast This article first appeared November 19, 2020 on postandcourier.com Charleston’s historic city center is […]
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History marks this historic day of November 7, 2020 in the life of our nation—this day announcing the President-elect Joseph Biden and his Vice-President Kamala Harris, the first woman and African American to hold the position of Second-in-command.
As we close our Virtual Conference, our National President, Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, will reflect on our commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment and the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. During this forum, Dr. Higginbotham will also explore how what we have learned over the month-long conference can best prepare us for the days ahead.
This article first appeared in www.chathamdailynews.ca on September 7, 2020 Participants didn’t have to leave home to attend the 97th annual Buxton Homecoming. The Labour Day weekend celebration at North […]
Troy-based Global Cultural Foundation Appoints Charles Ezra Ferrell as Vice President 2019 Michigan Humanities Champion of the Year leaves the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to Expand […]
In these extraordinary times, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is proud to announce that its 105th Annual Conference will take place virtually via Zoom in September.
Tune in this week for the second episode of NPI’s Preservation Profiles free podcast series! “Preserving Resources and Fostering Diversity” with Robert Stanton Robert G. Stanton joined the National […]
Click moments” have powered some of this country’s biggest social upheavals. From second wave feminism’s emergence during the Civil Rights movement to the creation of the suffrage movement amidst abolitionist […]
Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow and Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman today announced that the Assembly passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth and Abolition Commemoration Day in New York State. “African […]
Huggins-Quarles Award DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2020 Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is […]
Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. are complying with protocol from The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the State of Tennessee Governor, Shelby County Health Department, Mayors Strickland, […]
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) joins with the world in mourning the physical absence from our presence of Reverend Cordy Tindell Vivian and Congressman John Robert Lewis.
Lionel Kimble, Vice President for Programs at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, reacts to protests in the US and what African-American, people of color face and how it affects their mental health.
If Frederick Douglass could see the controversy over the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. today, he would offer the following “reality check”—don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
In 2017, ASALH’s president Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham stated our Position on Confederate Monuments in response to the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11-12, 2017 with its racist [...]
George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference with her mother Roxie Washington on June 2, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority […]
Washington (June 19, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.). and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) today announced they will introduce the Juneteenth National Independence […]
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
Many of you know my partner Matt Paxton from his show Legacy List with Matt Paxton on PBS or from the TV show HOARDERS. He is currently casting season 2 of his hit show Legacy List. We are looking for interesting seniors that are downsizing, aging in place or starting to sort through their home.
Death comes too swiftly, too easily to African American communities. COVID-19 has proved this, as it ravages our people and continues to destroy life in many ways: killing our loved ones outright; terminating jobs, food, and housing; and annihilating dreams for a better future. Yet death also comes too often, too unrelentingly from acts of racial injustice.
This message provides an update on the steps ASALH has taken regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary goal is to ensure your safety and well-being. By now, you know social distancing is an important new normal.
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking the services of a qualified individual, firm, or organization (contractor) through a cooperative agreement with the Association for the Study of African American […]
Columbia — The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission has opened a web portal to capture African American impressions of the Coronavirus’ impact on their lives, and to establish a permanent […]
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced free online distance learning opportunities to meet the needs of those working remotely during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. These online […]
A Second $500,000 Grant Received for Fountain Hall The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants to fund 51 projects […]
Congratulations go to VP Franklin, Immediate Former Editor of the Journal of African American History will be honored at 2020 Outstanding Alumnus in the Humanities from Penn State University College of Liberal Arts.
Ford’s Theatre is planning to completely redesign its main exhibition. One of our goals with this re-design is to emphasize the experiences of Washingtonians of all ethnicities, ages, classes, and genders around the time of Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, and how they shaped our city today.
The annual JERRY MALLOY NEGRO LEAGUE CONFERENCE is hosted by the SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH (SABR’S) NEGRO LEAGUES COMMITTEE. Since 1998, the Conference is the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of Black baseball history.
Black History Month Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with free, family-friendly events on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February. Programs include: Ranger-led introductions to the […]
If you or someone you know has a historic place such as a site, museum, or landscape representing African American cultural heritage, you’ll want to submit your Letter of Intent for the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
Brookhaven NAACP is proud to announce the branch’s honoree for this year’s award luncheon is Stonybrook Professor Zebulon Miletsky. Dr. Miletsky received his Ph.D. in African-American Studies with a concentration […]
Our hats are off to Roslyn Dean, Makiba Foster, and Kelvin Watson for their vision to produce this inspiring event. The keynote speaker, Dr. Daryl Scott, Past President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, related some of Woodson’s history to the audience.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, focuses on demystifying and providing an accurate portrayal of what occurred during the Reconstruction years and why. Allen’s motto is: “To understand the present and move toward the future, you must first know and accept your past.”
2020 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Grants The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program (NTF) is pleased to announce that there will be $127,000 in grant funds available […]
Haitian Studies Association (HSA) Statement of Solidarity with the People of Haiti The Haitian Studies Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization created in 1987. Our mission is to promote the […]
PBS-TV American Experience Series National Broadcast Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory, Tues., Nov. 19, 2019, 9:00 PM EDT; After the broadcast, view the documentary webvideo on the PBS-TV American Experience […]
Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation 2nd Annual Conference November 16, 2019 @ 9:00AM — 12:30PM The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project is honored to host our second conference, “Lynching in […]
ACHP Chairman announces Early Coordination with Indian Tribes handbook now available WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) commemorates National Native American Heritage Month, Chairman Aimee Jorjani […]
District Treasures at the National Museum of African American History and Culture Register to attend a 15-minute one-on-one session with preservation specialists and receive a professional review of your family treasures […]
Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s Birthday celebration on December 12, 2019 at 2:00 p. m. Location: Martha’s Vineyard Television Station, Edgartown /Vineyard Haven Road. We will have a special reading […]
This article first appeared February 19, 2019 in the Philadelphia Tribune The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Philadelphia Heritage Branch held their Annual Black […]
(Washington, DC) – Today, as part of #DCHousingWeek, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau celebrated […]
October 21, 2019 Dear Howard University Community, James A. Donaldson, Ph.D., a wise counselor, prolific mathematician, and true Southern gentleman, died Friday. James A. Donaldson was born in 1941 […]
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham was honored by a conference on her work at Brown University,Friday, September 20, 2019. The focus was be her groundbreaking and influential book Righteous Discontent. Righteous Discontent: The […]
Maryland: The Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World BALTIMORE, MD (September 3, 2019) – Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month, which recognizes Maryland […]
Cohosted with The HistoryMakers and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Manilow Senior Curator Naomi Beckwith leads a panel conversation featuring luminaries in Chicago’s […]
Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:00pm Cameron Grove Resort Center Ballroom 100 Cameron Grove Boulevard Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 Includes: RECOGNITION PROGRAM, “KEYNOTE SPEAKER FROM HOWARD UNIVERSITY SOCIAL WORK and GERONTOLOGY […]
The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Program, the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad […]
The Edna McKenzie Branch in Pittsburgh, PA represented ASALH at The 7th Annual Corporate Equity & Inclusion Roundtable Conference. (ASALH members: Ronald B. Saunders-Front row next to Betty Pickett, Betty […]
Wade in the Water celebrates the sacred music traditions of African American culture in a 26-part documentary series created and hosted by Bernice Johnson Reagon, composer, scholar, and social activist.Wade, […]
PRINCETON, NJ (Monday, May 13, 2019)—The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced the ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars for 2019. The Malkiel Scholars Award, funded by The Andrew W. […]
The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced today it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th Secretary […]
On May 22, 1863 the US Government established the Bureau of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) to uniform and train soldiers of African descent. By the end of the war in 1865 over 200,000 African Americans would serve in the USCT.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month in May, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a photo contest asking people to share pictures of […]
Adams Morgan neighbors and historians gathered at Kalorama Park on a beautiful evening April 25 to dedicate the recently installed National Underground Railroad marker which honors 20-year-old Hortense Prout’s courageous […]
Beginning in 2007, the Network to Freedom joined with local partners to present an annual Underground Railroad training. These training opportunities bring together a mix of grass roots researchers, community […]
The Nominating Committee of ASALH seeks nominations for the Executive Council, Class of 2022. The Executive Council and the Executive Officers set the policy direction for ASALH and are responsible for carrying out the mission of the organization and ensuring its fiscal soundness
Bridgetown, Barbados (March 18, 2019) – Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will journey to the island of Barbados with co-founder of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & […]
This article first appeared in “Black EOE Journal” More than 1,000 educators, historians, students and community and government leaders convened for the 93rd annual Black History Month luncheon hosted by […]
Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham envisions the role of the historian today as one who understands the present by examining the past that shaped it. In the same regard, the distinguished scholar sees history as a way to begin to talk about a more “fair and equitable” future.
The Official Channel of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom National Park Service program. Check out recorded sessions from our annual conference and other videos sharing the story of […]
Wisdom Wednesday Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora — A Documentary *Due to predicted inclement weather, the Wisdom Wednesday event scheduled for February 20th has been RESCHEDULED […]
This article first appeared in Diverse Education on February 17, 2019 The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) celebrated its 93rd annual Black History Month luncheon by […]
As the Mayor of Washington, DC, it is my pleasure to extend greetings to the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH) on the occasion of your 93rd Annual Black History Month Luncheon.
Alexis Clipper has been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Executive Leadership Academy, a program offered by The Advanced Leadership Academy and Carnegie Mellon University. The purpose […]
This episode of Finding Your Roots, which airs on PBS on Tuesday nights, was particularly interesting. Researchers traced the ancestry of S. Epatha Merkerson to Prince George’s County. Her ancestor, […]
Learn About African Americans’ Rich Heritage: Visit a Historic Site During Black History Month By Robert G. Stanton, Expert Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and former National Park Service […]
Happy Black History Month 2019! This year opens with the theme “Black Migrations.” As the Founders of Black History Month, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History believes that migration represents one of the most important aspects of our nation’s past.
In the fall of 1973 as an incoming graduate student in the History Department at Howard University, the first person I met on campus was Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. Like, so many others have shared, before and after her passing, we became fast friends.
Through the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, we uplift stories of African American achievement, activism, and community, and are crafting a narrative that expands our view of history. We […]
THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARDS Dartmouth’s Social Justice Awards, co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, William Jewett Tucker […]
Home to over 10,000 Black residents, Black Wall Street, also known as the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was one of the most prominent concentrations of African-American businesses in the […]
Nationwide — The Veterans Braintrust for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) celebrated it’s 30th anniversary forum which focused on the dual themes of ‘Lessons Learned,’ and ‘Moving Forward.’ […]
Call for Papers: 2020 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities Baltimore, Maryland Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2020 Gendered Environments: Exploring Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Social, […]
Schedule of Activities, Hotels & Transportation Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00pm – 8:30pm Meet and Greet at Holiday Inn Express on Fort Leavenworth for 6888th Veterans and family members only Thursday, November 29, […]
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced Walk-Up Weekdays in January and February. Individuals may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through […]