Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Featured Authors Event will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018, as part of the 101st Annual ASALH Conference, October 3-7, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. The event is open to the public and will be held in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Conference Registration is not a prerequisite to participate in the featured Authors Event.

Our annual meeting is an occasion to share the cultural and historical contributions by people of African descent. Attendees from across the nation and around the world will convene to explore the 2018 National Black History theme: African Americans in Times of War.

With over 200 panels featuring prominent figures in Black cultural studies, as well as scholars and students from all disciplines, the ASALH Conference presents an optimal opportunity for you to present your research and current projects, as well as, learn about some of the other leading projects in the field of African American History.

Please plan to take advantage of this great opportunity.


Abdul Alkalimat
New Philadelphia
Black Toledo

Erica Ball
To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class
Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory

Linda Barnickel
Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory

Karen Bell
“Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth Century Georgia”

Stefan Bradley
Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League

Scot Brown
Discourse on Africana Studies: James Turner and Paradigms of Knowledge

Michelle Duster
Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Woman and Girls

Stephanie Evans
Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability

Sheila Flemming-Hunter
“J is for Justice”

Valada Flewellyn
For the Children: The History of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated forward by Marian Wright Edelman

Jerry Bruce Gershenhorn
Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Armand Gonzalzles
Kathryn Magnolia Johnson

James Gray
College Mentoring Handbook: The Way of the Self-Directed Learner

Angel Harriott
Journey to Nubia and Kemet: Exploring African History, Culture and Contribution

Maurice Hobson
The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Aleta Hodge
Indiana Avenue – Life And Musical Journey From 1915 to 2015

Phillip Hoffman
David Fagen Turncoat Hero

Allyson Horton
Quick Fire poems by Allyson Horton

Martha Jones
Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

Cheryl Judice
Interracial Relationships between Black Women and White Men

Kathryn Kemp
Sacred Song Survival Salvation in the African American Religious Experience
Anointed to Sing the Gospel: Levitical Legacy of Thomas A. Dorsey

Lauren Lowery
Voices Envisions; the Evolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University

Lopez Matthews
Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation

Charles McKinney
An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Linda M. Nance
Reviving the Legacy of Annie Malone previously published as Poro In Pictures

Rabin Nickens
The Playmaking Way: Using Dramatic Arts to Support Young Readers and Writers
BFLV: Black Female Leadership Verisimilitude

Keith Person
Calculus and Crack, The Daiquan Johnson Story

Merline Pitre
Born to Serve A History of Texas Southern University

Jacqueline Pressey
Step into the Beauty of Holiness

Kimberly Richardson
Choices
Little Charlie and the Christmas Tree

Michael Saahir
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad: The Man Behind The Men

Crystal Sanders
A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle

Mattie Solomon
What Did Your Parents Do To You

Heather Thompson
Blood In The Water
Whose Detriot?: Politics, Labor, And Race in a Modern American City

Greg Wiggin
Dreaming of a place called home: Local and international perspectives on teacher education and school diversity

Robert Wilkins
Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Marvin Williams
Athletic Racism and Brown v. Board of Education

Joshua Wright
Empire and Black Images in Popular Culture