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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 is a collection of paintings, drawings, photography, excerpts from interviews and other expressions by African Americans in South Carolina about the impact of […]
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
The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Community Collections grant program. These grants will support individuals or non-profit organizations […]
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 […]
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.
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 202 Contact: Brenda Jones email@example.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a program of the National Trust for Historic […]
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.
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation
Internships at the National Museum of African American History and Culture offer college and graduate students and recent graduates opportunities to work closely with professionals and scholars in the museum field
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.
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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”
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 […]
The Boxser Diversity Initiative, Newtown Alive and The Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition (SAACC), have partnered together with the goal to bring a permanent memorial recognizing lynching victims in the […]
The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is hailing the vote by the House Judiciary Committee to Report HR-40 to the full House for passage a milestone in the history of the United States. The bill will establish a Commission to study the effects of enslavement and consider proposals for reparations
Division B Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to “a distinguished scholar with widely recognized and continuous records of accomplishment and who has made substantive contributions to the field of curriculum studies or whose work has served to open up the curriculum field to diverse, transdisciplinary perspectives, critiques, and understandings.”
The 2021 ASALH Program Committee invites submissions for posters that address the conference theme, “The Black Family,” but any timely subject of interest to the African American history, culture, and life will be considered.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the State Historic Sites at Springfield are pleased to announce the launch of the “Illinois Freedom Project” youth history initiative on Monday, February 11, […]
ASALH and PBS Books partner in presenting the final program of the 2021 Black History Month Festival , featuring renown author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, author of The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi , in a conversation with retired Howard University Professor, Nubia Kai and Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Honoring Shelia S. Walker, Reflections on Anthropology and Afrocentrism across the African Diaspora Friday, February 26 2021 11:00am ET Register to attend HERE Moderated by Chelsey Carter and Savannah Kosteniuk
The Township of South Orange Village is honored to celebrate Black History Month with the South Orange Community. This year’s national theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. […]
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the release of a comprehensive evaluation of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) program over the past fifteen years. The […]
ASALH invites you to learn more about the 2021 Black History Month Festival Sponsors. Thanks to generous support, ASALH can promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will award an annual prize to recognize an outstanding book in the field of African American history and culture beginning in February 2021.
The University of Maryland’s Center for Global Migration Studies and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be hosting virtual conference throughout the month of […]
Celebrate and honor African American heritage during Black History Month in February. From performances to history lessons to tours, there are plenty of exciting events and activities planned throughout Prince […]
Hidden History DFW launches online Black History Month Collection to heighten awareness. Local Dallas area African American owned company debuts unique items celebrating Black History Month into the marketplace. Order […]
Sylvia Cyrus, Executive Director of the ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY discusses the theme and events to celebrate Black History Month (The Black Family Representation, […]
The Pulitzer Center awarded Gloria Browne-Marshall a grant for her project on police violence. As a legal correspondent, constitutional law professor and playwright, she is honored to have the Pulitzer […]
(Montgomery, AL) The Alabama Historical Commission was recently awarded a National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) grant through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to develop a five-year Strategic Plan for the Black Heritage Council […]
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting applications for the 2021 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Since […]
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historical Black athletic conference joins the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the Founders of Black […]
The Campaign seeks to promote the establishment of a multi-site National Park celebrating the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald, the son of Jewish immigrants who, after achieving great wealth leading Sears, Roebuck and Company, became a visionary philanthropist.
This Saturday, December 19 at 4 p.m. EST join ASALH, the National Park Service, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to commemorate Dr. Woodson’s Birthday. The link to join this event can be found here. Please plan to attend.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 11, 2020 Contact: Angela Lingg | 202-228-6519 Sen. Moran’s Bill to Honor Women of the “Six-Triple-Eight” Passes Senate Urges House to Quickly Advance Bill to Recognize Their Service and […]
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 […]
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.
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.”
The African American Civil Rights Network @CivilRightsNPS The African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN) is coordinated by the National Park Service to commemorate the modern civil rights movement in the […]
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 […]