A powerful docuseries chronicling Mamie Till-Mobley’s life and historic fight, as a Black woman in America, for justice for her son, Emmet Till; sparking the Civil Rights Movement airs tonight on ABC 10pmET/9pmCT. https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/world-premieres-thurs-jan-109c-abc-81877834
Note: Branch members will have a brief business meeting from 11:00AM to 11:30AM. Dr. Johnson’s lecture will begin at 11:30 AM.
Between the World and Me is a 2015 nonfiction book written by American author Ta-Nehisi Coates and published by Spiegel & Grau. It is written as a letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. Coates recapitulates offers a powerful new framework for […]
The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group is pleased to join as a sponsor with the Clay County African American Legacy and the Liberty Martin Luther King Jr. Program Committee as they invite the community to attend the 38th annual Northland Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The Honorable Quinton Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City, […]
¡Hola! America250 is kicking off the new year with a Community Conversation with members of Latino, Hispanic, and Chicano communities. January 19, 2022 3-4:15pm This event will be held online. Communities across the United States and around the world are coming together to share their hopes for the semiquincentennial, explore the experience of communities in […]
Young Learners can meet Fannie Lou Hamer, an activist in the 1960s and 1970s for voting rights, civil rights, and women’s rights (as portrayed by Sheila Arnold). Fannie Lou Hamer fought for freedom, equality, and opportunity to make the United States a more just society. She will share her story from her birth as the […]
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.
This branch meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. and the program on Mental Wellness" The Science & A salute to our Ancestors" will begin at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to have two different color writing utensils and a clean sheet of paper. January 22, 2022 10:30am EST This event will be held virtually via Zoom. […]
Before chain coffeeshops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington's Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s into the 1950s, African Americans plagued by Jim Crow laws in other parts of town were free to own businesses here and built what was often […]
The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that […]
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.
You don't want to miss this fascinating lecture about the Dismal Swamp and African American Freedom Seekers! Join AARP Virginia and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual event on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET | 6:00 p.m. CT | 5:00 p.m. MT | 4:00 p.m. PT - AARP membership […]
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.