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.

Black People, Health and Wellness: A Historical Perspective

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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.

Author’s Book Talk: Nik Ribianszky

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Author’s Book Talk: Derrick Alridge

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Author’s Book Talk: Paula Austin

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Film Festival: Breakwater Studio – The Power of Short Films

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Breakwater Studios will feature 4 short films: The Lost Astronaut; Kim I Am; The Beauty President; A Concerto is a Conversation/ Kris's film - that explore African Americans' lives in concert with their familial relationships.

Author’s Book Talk: Latrice Rollins

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

ASALH Exhibitor Session: University Press of Mississippi

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.

ASALH Exhibitor Session: Prudential Hosted by Tiby Saunders of Cetera Investors

All Academic Conference Platform

Retirement Strategies and Legacy Planning will be the main topics of discussion. Managing Risks in the Retirement Red Zone will provide a detailed discussion on the challenges of managing income in retirement. We will discuss myths in retirement planning, risks in retirement and creating a plan that could withstand some of the predictable threats to retirement income. Legacy Planning Strategies focuses on the importance of planning for wealth transfer, and estate planning for retirement assets.

From Roots to Ancestry: Doing Black Family History

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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.

Author’s Book Talk: Kevin McGruder

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Author’s Book Talk: Morna Lahnice Hollister

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Author’s Book Talk: Maxine Smith

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Author’s Book Talk: James Wingo

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

Author’s Book Talk: Cherisse Jones-Branch

All Academic Conference Platform

The Author’s Book Talk Event will feature one author for a 15 minute virtual presentation during the 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference.

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

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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”

All Academic Conference Platform

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 […]

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

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.

ASALH Annual Membership Business Meeting

Online via Zoom

  Annual Membership Business Meeting Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST Registration is required 24 hours prior to the meeting for all voting members This meeting will […]

ASALH Athens Branch Event: Dr. Woodson’s Birthday Event

Online via Zoom

Founder’s birthday event: Zoom webinar and panel discussion focused on “African American Foodways” with local chefs, nutritionists, and community activists. Free virtual pre-screening of Byron Hurt’s documentary Soul Food Junkies […]

107th Annual Meeting and Conference

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

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.

108th Annual Meeting and Conference

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville

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, […]