PBS Books and ASALH Present: Author Talk: Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, author of “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America”

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PBS Books, in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), is pleased to interview Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, author of “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America”. His book contains 12 meditations on contemporary political struggles for our society. The moderator of the conversation will be Venise Wagner.

Black History Month Festival Opening

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The opening session will describe the month-long celebration of the 2022 Black History theme, Black Health and Wellness, and will invite viewers to join with ASALH in acknowledging the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, and other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora.

Branch Event Manhattan Branch: Race and Health Disparities in Urban African American Communities

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The Manhattan Branch will host a panel discussion on health care disparities in urban African American communities. The panel will explore ways in which race has shaped African American health throughout American history and how it paralleled, reinforced or contradicted the ways in which racialized conceptions of Blacks have shaped healthcare opportunities and/other discourses.

Author’s Book Talk Event: An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: From Papiamentu to German

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An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: From Papiamentu to German is the true story of how Lionel Romney experienced the Nazi era as told to his daughter, Mary L. Romney-Schaab.   He was one of relatively few Black people to be imprisoned in the concentration camp system and even fewer who lived to tell about it. 

Author’s Book Talk Event: Culturally Competent Nursing: An Evaluation Plan

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Although programs and webinars discuss cultural competency, these initiatives often lack an assessment resource to determine the growth and progress of an individual. This is a scholarly resource that offers the guidance and resources to evaluate an individual or entity’s cultural competency and identify areas of development.

Author’s Book Talk Event: Class Interruptions: Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women’s Fiction

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As downward mobility continues to be an international issue, Robin Brooks offers a timely intervention between the humanities and social sciences by examining how Black women’s cultural production engages debates about the growth in income and wealth gaps in global society during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Author’s Book Talk Event: I Wanna See Laney’s House: A Sibling Story

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Your walk with God: A daily testimony of faith, trust, and belief? A weekly routine of doctrine, tradition, and customs? Or nonexistent? Every person's story is a microcosmic enactment of God's eternal story, a portrayal of His relationship with humanity. Written with a cathartic tone, this sibling story reveals an adventurous testimony to the presence of God over the entire course of a lifetime.

Author’s Book Talk Event: A Good Ending for Bad Memories

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In the 1860s, Lloyd Earl was an African American entrepreneur disguised as an enslaved carpenter who traveled nationwide with freedom papers forged by his own hand. Collector of the “comebacks,” Lloyd Earl built the first Negro Kitchen Library in the USA. His family and others like it were found on a list called The Curiously Successful Negro. A list kept in secret for more than 100 years by Harvard University!

Author’s Book Talk Event: Arise Africa, Roar China

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This book explores the close relationships between three of the most famous twentieth-century African Americans, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and Langston Hughes, and their little-known Chinese allies during World War II and the Cold War—journalist, musician, and Christian activist Liu Liangmo, and Sino-Caribbean dancer-choreographer Sylvia Si-lan Chen.

Black Bodies, Part I: Exploitation in Medicine

Online

The first session will examine the history of medicine, clinical practice, and policies that have impacted African American health and contributed to disparities. Discussion will include the origins of American gynecology, Henrietta Lacks HeLa cells, and the Lyles Station radiation experiments.

ASALH Book Prize

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The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) awards an annual prize to recognize an outstanding book in the field of African American history and culture.

What You Don’t Know about the Legacies of Slavery: Health and Wellness

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Benjamin Bowser, a sociologist, will explore the social and cultural legacies; and George Woods, a Forensic Psychiatrist, will explore the psychological and psychiatric legacies. Regina Mason, a descendant of freedom seeker William Grimes, will discuss the impact of the surveillance and enforcement practices of slavery on her ancestor.

Author’s Book Talk Event: Generations of Freedom: Gender, Movement, and Violence in Natchez, 1779-1865

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In Generations of Freedom Nik Ribianszky employs the lenses of gender and violence to examine family, community, and the tenacious struggles by which free blacks claimed and maintained their freedom under shifting international governance from Spanish colonial rule (1779-95), through American acquisition (1795) and eventual statehood (established in 1817), and finally to slavery’s legal demise in 1865.

Author’s Book Talk Event: 8 Pearls of Wisdom

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Author Kimberly A. Morrow is on a mission to empower parents to become better advocates for their children. Parents often are confronted with issues of not knowing essential study skills for children, technology, preparing their child for college and tackling their child's learning deficiency and more.

Author’s Book Talk Event: Black is the Journey, Africana the Name

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In this highly original book, Maboula Soumahoro explores the cultural and political vastness of the Black Atlantic, where Africa, Europe, and the Americas were tied together by the brutal realities of the slave trade and colonialism.

Author’s Book Talk Event: To Care for the Sick and Bury the Dead: African American Lodges and Cemeteries in Tennessee

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Benevolent Orders, the Sons of Ham, Prince Hall Freemasons—these and other African American lodges created a social safety net for members across Tennessee. During their heyday between 1865 and 1930, these groups provided members with numerous resources, such as sick benefits and assurance of a proper burial, opportunities for socialization and leadership, and the chance to work with local churches and schools to create better communities. Many of these groups gradually faded from existence, but their legacy endures in the form of the cemeteries the lodges left behind.

Author’s Book Talk Event: An African American Philosophy of Medicine

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An African American Philosophy of Medicine examines race, medical knowledge, and history in the United States. The book further addresses meaning and purpose in medicine deriving from the author’s life as an African American physician in Harlem, New York and West Africa.

Black Bodies, Part II: Race Norming in the NFL

Virtual via Zoom

The second session will focus on contemporary issues addressing health and well-being among Black athletes. It will feature a round table discussion among former NFL players and sports medicine professionals about issues of race norming, mental health and other relevant topics affecting the health and well-being of Black athletes.

ASALH/Howard University’s Social Justice Reading Room: How Far Have We Come

Join ASALH for our second installment of our virtual Reading Room series on social justice, "How Far Have We Come?", a collaborative effort presented by ASALH & the Howard University Social Justice Consortium. Hear from authors of Healing Our Divided Society and The Essential Kerner Commission Report, Alan Curtis and Jelani Cobb, along with Michael P. Jeffries of […]

Social Justice Reading Room Series

Virtual via Zoom

Join ASALH for our second installment of our virtual Reading Room series on social justice, "How Far Have We Come?", a collaborative effort presented by ASALH & the Howard University Social Justice Consortium. Hear from authors of Healing Our Divided Society and The Essential Kerner Commission Report, Alan Curtis and Jelani Cobb, along with Michael P. Jeffries of […]

ASALH & Howard University’s Social Justice Reading Room: Memoir as a Voice for Justice

ASALH & Howard University's Social Justice Consortium present the 3rd edition of our Social Justice Reading Room series. Sponsored by Mellon Just Futures Initiative. ASALH Members & Extended Community, We're only two days aways from the third installment of our virtual Reading Room series on social justice, Memoir as a Voice for Justice, a collaborative […]

ASALH Executive Council Meeting

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  Executive Council Meeting Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will be held online via Zoom. All members of ASALH are encouraged to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to all members in June.

Juneteenth: A Celebration | National Archives

  Juneteenth: A Celebration   National Archives Museum Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch of ASALH The Dallas African American Museum   Friday, June 17, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT Online In commemoration of Juneteenth, celebrating the liberation of enslaved people in the Confederate states, and in conjunction with the display of the original Emancipation […]

ASALH Executive Council Meeting

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  Executive Council Meeting Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will be held online via Zoom. All members of ASALH are encouraged to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to all members in August.

ASALH Executive Council Meeting

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  Executive Council Meeting Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will be held online via Zoom. All members of ASALH are encouraged to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to all members in September.

ASALH Annual Members Meeting

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Annual Members Meeting Monday, September 26, 2022 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will be held online via Zoom. All members of ASALH are encouraged to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to all members in September. RSVP for The Annual […]

107th Annual Meeting and Conference

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL

The ASALH Annual Conference is an occasion to explore the history and culture of people of African descent. Our conference brings together more than one thousand people, including educators, students, community builders, business professionals, and others who share an abiding interest in learning about the contribution of African Americans to this nation and the world.

ASALH Executive Council Meeting

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  Executive Council Meeting Thursday, October 20, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will be held online via Zoom. All members of ASALH are encouraged to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to all members in October.

ASALH Executive Council Meeting

Online via Zoom

  Executive Council Meeting Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will be held online via Zoom. All members of ASALH are encouraged to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to all members in October.