Local Arrangement Committee Meeting

Local Arrangement Committee Meeting The Local Arrangement Committee for the 109th Annual Conference invites all interested members and friends to a meeting on Monday, June 10th, at 7 pm EST, via Zoom.If you are not in Pittsburgh but know individuals who may be interested in serving on the Local Arrangements Committee, please share this information […]

Juneteenth Celebration!

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park 4068 Golden Hill Rd, Church Creek, MD, United States

NMAAHC Honors Juneteenth With Special Community Day June 15

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates the Juneteenth holiday early with a special Community Day and “A Seat at the Table” evening program Saturday, June 15. The public is invited to join the museum’s Juneteenth celebration - during the entire month of June - and embrace the rich history […]

A Seat at the Table: A Juneteenth Conversation with Bryant Terry and Kevin Young

The museum will present a special edition of a signature program that brings together two remarkable voices in a dynamic dialogue about food, culture and social justice. Bryant Terry, the James Beard Award-winning chef, food activist and author of the acclaimed Black Food, will sit down with NMAAHC’s director Kevin Young to explore the rich tapestry of African American […]

Opal’s Walk for Freedom

Fair Park 3809 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX, United States

  On Wednesday, June 19th, Ms. Opal Lee will complete her annual 2.5-mile walk @ the African American Museum of Dallas to recognize the 2.5 years it took for the news and enforcement of freedom to reach the enslaved people in Texas. Now a national holiday, Juneteenth celebrates the freedom gained when slavery was abolished […]

Juneteenth: 159 Years Later, State of Black Affairs

Busboys and Poets 2004 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Juneteenth: 159 Years Later, State of Black Affairs Join us for insightful speeches at Busboys and Poets where Washington DC icon Rev. Willie Wilson and Professor John Brittain will shed light on the current State of Black Affairs 159 years after Juneteenth. This in-person gathering aims to celebrate the resilience of the Black community in the backdrop of the social cancer of White […]

ASALH Martha’s Vineyard Branch Presents An Evening with Demola the Violinist

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, United States

The ASALH Martha's Vineyard branch proudly announces an enchanting evening with Demola the Violinist on June 19, 2024, at our 8th Annual Black & While Fundraiser. Attendees can expect an immersive experience as Demola takes them on a musical odyssey, weaving together a tapestry of melodies that transcend boundaries and unite listeners in a celebration […]

Speaker Series | Ayo Handy-Kendi: “Juneteenth Freedom Sagas: A Breath-Shop”

The President Woodrow Wilson House 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Ayo Handy-Kendi Experience "Juneteenth Freedom Sagas," a one-woman, in-person, story-performance and “breath-shop,” which re-enacts the ending of enslavement and liberation for American Blacks, during D.C.’s Emancipation Day, April 16, 1862, and Juneteenth 1865, but also brings awareness to modern-day injustices. The “story sagas” are intended for racial and diversity healing, but are presented through the […]

Commemorate 60 Years of Freedom Summer

The Historic Club Ebony 404 Hanna Street, Indianola, MS, United States

Sixty years ago, there came from many quarters of our nation a youthful diversity of ethnicities, opinions, lifestyles, and persuasions, a cadre of risk-takers committed to lifting the last burden from the shoulders of the world’s last oppressed woman and man. Our coming together was more than idealism that has since been celebrated as the […]

109th Annual Conference

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

109th Annual Conference September 25-29th, 2024

ASALH Executive Council Meeting

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Executive Council Meeting Wednesday, September 25, 2024 Location: Omni William Penn Hotel Time: 1 pm EST This meeting will be held in Person.

Opening Reception

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

ASALH Film Festival: The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Billops and Hatch are catalysts at the center of the film, and like a modern Virgil and Dante, they drive, cajole and lead the film's cast through a tour of the contemporary landscape of racism.

An Efficient Womenhood

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

ASALH Film Festival: Finding Christa

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This documentary presents a moving yet unsentimental view of motherhood and adoption. It explores the feelings surrounding the reunion of a young woman with her natural mother 20 years after being given up for adoption.

ASALH Film Festival: A String of Pearls

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Camille Billops turns the camera on four generations of men in her family and considers the ways in which urban violence, unemployment, and the early deaths of their own fathers have shaped their lives.

Authors Book Signing Event

Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown 535 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, United States

JAAH Reception

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

ASALH Film Festival: Camille Billops Shorts Festival

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Camille Billops started as a sculptor and painter, became a filmmaker, and amassed a treasure trove of books, documents, and photographs related to black culture.

ASALH Film Festival: Fences (2016)

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.