ASALH will hold innovative programming in the month of September in lieu of an in-person conference in Montgomery, Alabama. Check back for schedules, times, and other updates.
During the opening ceremony for our virtual conference, we will hear from Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan of the historic St. Paul’s Baptist Church of Philadelphia, PA. In celebration of the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870), Pastor Callahan will reflect on ways of seeing the act of voting as a part of connecting to our higher selves and to those who sacrificed much to ensure us all of the opportunities that voting provides.
This is the inside story of how a movement founded by a preacher’s daughter from Birmingham who worked in the Obama White House assembled a team and strategy to send a Democrat to the Senate from Alabama for the first time in 25 years—and then helped to restore voting rights to 1.4 million ex-felons, the most significant expansion of voting rights since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In late August 1619 “twenty and odd” Angolans were brought from the West Indies to the Chesapeake Bay on the ship White Lion. Some of these individuals were sold into […]
This event is free and open to the public. Check our website for registration information: http://chsasalh.com/2020/08/30/september-2020-program/ Black Suffragists Lecture 7-8 pm- Gwendolyn Harris, PhD One hundred years after the ratification of […]
The US Constitution protected slavery in many ways. One clause, known, as the Fugitive Slave Clause, allowed slaveowners to recover freedom seekers who escaped to other states. At the Constitutional […]
The James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH holds its monthly meeting on most 4th Saturdays. Founders Day Program Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Location: Jacksonville Urban League 903 […]
This 30 minute forum with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President and Senior Lecturer at Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will allow registrants to explore the social and spiritual implications of the 2020 Election and the various issues that will be largely impacted by their vote.
We will begin with a PowerPoint presentation on African American Women and the Vote, followed by a non-partisan discussion by attorney and social justice advocate Deborah Gonzalez about the opportunities and challenges for Black Athenians this election year, and about why Black voter participation is crucial this fall and always.
We are sending the Zoom recording of our Founders Day program on African Americans and the Vote in the hope that others will view and enjoy it. Here is the […]
Join the Hampton Roads Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) for this informative virtual presentation on the International Theme: African Americans And The […]
To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonviolent direct action is remembered as an unassailable part of American democracy, the movement’s militancy is either vilified or erased outright.
2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year! And, for the first time […]
John Hervey Wheeler (1908–1978) was one of the civil rights movement’s most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary would play a key role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina.
Join the Bethel Dukes Branch of ASALH For a Presentation & Discussion with Dr. Zinga A. Fraser
In a year featuring a presidential election, perhaps the most important one of our lifetimes, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is honored to team up with ASALH to host a panel on how the National Park Service and the African American museum community are preserving and interpreting the history of the ongoing struggle for voting rights.
Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote. The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Hosts a Screening and Q&A w Filmmaker Robert Greenwald Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote by Robert […]
Cornell Celebrates Toni Morrison: A yearlong celebration kicks off with "The Bluest Eye" reading Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hear “The Bluest Eye” read in its entirety by Morrison […]
The James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH holds its monthly meeting on most 4th Saturdays. Program: Annual Report Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Location: Jacksonville Urban League […]
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Charleston Area Branch Election of Officers November 14, 2020 Meeting Dates Meets 2nd Saturday of every month at 1:00 pm […]