Jessica Ruf of Diverse Issues in Higher Education writes,

“The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host its 106th Annual Meeting and Virtual Conference from September 14- September 30th.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.As part of the conference, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr of Harvard University, will receive ASALH’s Inaugural Luminary Award and a “Retrospective Plenary” will focus on his work.

Other speakers will include musician John Legend, Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham of Harvard and the president of ASALH, and award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson.

Thus year’s theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”