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The 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference

ASALH will hold innovative virtual programming in the month of September celebrating the 2021 Black History Theme, The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. Check back for schedules, times, and other updates.


Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: Mia Bay “Traveling Black”

All Academic Conference Platform

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.

Felix Armfield Series – Haiti en Desorde: Reflections on the State of Affairs and the Challenges of Haitian Scholars (Haiti in Disorder)


This panel will discuss the plight of Haitian scholars bringing an international focus to challenges posed to scholars when institutions are no longer functional and when scholarship can cost lives. The aim of this panel is to draw a significant contrast and raise awareness about international research amid disorder and repression.

ASALH Exhibitor Session: University of Illinois Press

All Academic Conference Platform

The virtual exhibit booth is a self-selected, 2 hour virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference. Presented alongside ASALH academic sessions, exhibitors can promote products, services, and programs to the attention of the ASALH attendees. A replay of the 2 hour virtual exhibit booth will be available on-demand on ASALH TV, the Association's premier YouTube channel.

Black History and Family Legacies


This session will explore the historical legacies of major Black historical figures through their family members living today.

Film Festival: I’m Just a Layman


I'm Just a Layman chronicles the injustices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, also known as ‘the last plantation,’ and the lived experiences of Black farmers who chose to fight against discrimination. Between 1997 and 1999, fifteen farmers appeared before the USDA and the Department of Justice and won their case administratively. This film brings the stories of nine of these farmers and families out in the open.