Black Families and Public Policy: New Frontiers in the Fight for Black Families


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.

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.

Black History and Family Legacies


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

I Fear For My Life: They That Mourn


In this session, the 400 Years of African-American History Commission and its guest scholars will explore this fear paradox.

Key Session: State of the Field: New International Histories of Black Women


This session is co-sponsored by the Association of Black Women Historians and will feature Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Erika D. Edwards of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Tiffany Florvil of the University of New Mexico and moderated by Erica L. Ball, Occidental College.

Black People, Health and Wellness: A Historical Perspective


This session will feature Vanessa Northington Gamble of George Washington University, Stephanie Y. Evans of Georgia State University, Dr. Thaddeus Bell, M.D. of Closing the Gap in Healthcare, Inc., David Williams of Harvard University.

From Roots to Ancestry: Doing Black Family History


This session will feature Gina Paige from African Ancestry, Inc., Elizabeth Clark-Lewis of Howard University, Debra Newman Ham, Morgan State University, Kendra Field, Tufts University.

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.