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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: Tyrone McKinley Freeman: “Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow”

All Academic Conference Platform

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.

Film Festival: SHOT: Caught a Soul


SHOT: Caught a Soul One shot is heard in the night. A Black teen is down. A White officer stands over him. There are no witnesses. A family is changed forever. But, this time, the victim will be heard. Kareem haunts Officer O'Donald - demanding answers. Why did you do it?

Key Session: African-American Families in Florida through Public History


This session will feature Jada Wright-Greene of Florida's Historic African American Homes, Brandon Knightingale of Bethune-Cookman University, Charlene Farrington of South Florida Branch, and Rodney Hurst, Jr. of ASALH Florida James Weldon Johnson Branch. Dr. TaKeia Anthony of Kentucky State University will moderate.

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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 featuring Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University, award-winning artist and philanthropist John Legend, artist and philanthropist, S. Epatha Merkerson, and moderated by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, ASALH President and Harvard University.

Film Festival: Racially Charged


Racially Charged exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power. Through first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction era paralleled with the outrageous stories of people trapped in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of profits and racial inequality.

Film Festival: Geographies of Kinship


Geographies of Kinship is a powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program. four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and recover the personal histories that were lost when they were adopted. Raised in foreign families, each sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.