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

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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

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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.

Film Festival: Racially Charged

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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

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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.

Film Festival: Dreams of Emmett Till

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In Dreams of Emmett Till, a now elderly Carolyn Bryant must face the accusation that led to the brutal killing of 14-year old Emmett Till, back in segregated Mississippi, in 1955.

Hine-Horne Book Roundtable: V. P. Franklin’s “Young Crusaders”

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This book roundtable panel will discuss V. P. Franklin's 2021 book, "The Young Crusaders: The Untold Story of the Children and Teenagers who Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement." This special book panel will include presenters V. P. Franklin of University of California, Riverside, Genna Rae McNeil, Derrick P. Alridge of University of Virginia, Linda Perkins of Claremont Graduate University, and chaired by Jarvis R. Givens of Harvard University.

National Virtual Awards Program

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ASALH will present the 2021 awards recipients on Tuesday, September 28 from 7-8:30 pm EST. Save this date to celebrate individuals who promote the legacy of Dr. Woodson through scholarship and service. Check here for information on ASALH awards. 

Film Festival: Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots

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Invisible History sheds light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in Florida through a visually compelling story that explores the history of a people who contributed so much to what Leon county is today.

ASALH Exhibitor Session: Georgetown University Press

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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.

ASALH Exhibitor Session: University of Virginia 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.

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 […]