Carter G. Woodson Virtual Birthday Commemoration

Join us on ASALH TV for the commemoration of the 145th birthday of our founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson. This event is free and open to the public and no login is needed. Join us at 4 p.m. EST on December 19, 2020 at this link. For more details call 202. 426.5961.

Detroit Branch of ASALH, 2021 Annual Black History Month Program

ASALH Detroit in partnership with Cinema Detroit will host its annual Black History Month Program starting Feb. 6 - Feb. 14, 2021. Showing the restored version of the film Native Son written by Richard Wright where Wright plays the protagonist Bigger Thomas. This viewing can take place anywhere with the continental United States. Tickets are […]

Presentation of the Inaugural ASALH Book Prize


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.

National Archives Virtual Panel Discussion: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity


The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity  The Black family has been a topic of study across disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts, film,  sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been described as a rich tapestry for exploring African  Americans past and present and its complexity as the foundation of African American life and history. […]

ASALH and PBS Books present A Special Conversation between Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Nubia Kai & Sundiata Cha-Jua

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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.

ASALH and PBS Books present “Trailblazing American Women Writers Project Series: Cozbi Cabrera”

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Tuesday, May 4 at 5pm ET: Author Talk For Kids PBS Books, in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), presents their Trailblazing American Women Writers featuring children’s author Cozbi Cabrera. In honor of Mother's Day, this beautiful look celebrates mothers and their children.  About the Author Cozbi Cozbi Cabrera is the […]

In Retrospect and Prospect: A Conversation on Slaves who Built the Capitol


A conversation between Dr. Bettye Gardner, Professor Emeritus at Coppin State University in Baltimore, and Dr. Felicia Bell, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, focused on efforts to recognize the service of the enslaved who built the capitol building through the National Slave Labor Taskforce.

“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. Hear the voices of Tulsa survivors Dr. Olivia Hooker and Dr. John Hope Franklin. Hear Dr. John W. Franklin, who will read from, My Life and An Era, the autobiography […]

PBS Books Author Talk: History: Muhammad Ali with Author Ishmael Reed


Author Talk with Ishmael Reed about his book The Complete Muhammad Ali. The journalist Stephen Henderson will lead the conversation discussing the fascinating narrative of Muhammad Ali’s life. Together, Reed and Henderson will explore why we continue to remember and celebrate Ali, and delve into the importance of incorporating other, often unexplored voices, in charting one’s legacy. This special event precedes the upcoming documentary Muhammad Ali, a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon, slated for PBS broadcast in 2021/22.

In Retrospect and Prospect S2, Ep3: #DigBlk: Black History in the Digital Sphere

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Shirley Moody-Turner, and Gabrielle Foreman of the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State University, and Kristin Moriah of Queens College join us 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. to ASALH TV on YouTube […]