ASALH is the world’s oldest learned society, established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1915, that empowers through knowledge racial understanding and appreciation of African American history and culture.
ASALH is a recognized 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Our membership is open to dues-paying individuals and organizations who support our mission and vision. We encourage ASALH members to join and form branches to document local history and promote Black life, history and culture in communities across America and abroad. ASALH is incorporated in Washington, DC and is led by a working Executive Council and governed by a Constitution and Bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
ASALH members are encouraged to actively participate in ASALH by supporting the national and local programs, events, publications, and fundraisers (primarily an annual luncheon and annual conference). The membership of ASALH is invited and encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting which is held at the Annual Conference.


Inaugural Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference POSTPONED

Conceptualized by Rodney L. Hurst Sr., author, Black historian and Civil Rights activist, the conference will take place Feb. 3-5, 2022, at the Southbank Marriott in Downtown Jacksonville, with a […]

ASALH South Florida TV with Dr. Valerie Patterson

Join us on Zoom tomorrow with Dr. Valerie Patterson Please register and join us Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 4 p.m. Dr. Joan Cartwright is inviting you to a […]

ASALH Member First-Ever NYC Digital Editor

Josh Barker, Manhattan Branch of ASALH member, joins New York Amsterdam News as its first-ever digital editor. Read story here…

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The Memphis Area Branch of ASALH dedicated its monthly meeting to veterans

Appreciation and commendations were extended to the following members and families for their dedication, commitment, perseverance, courage and service to the United of America


ASALH Savannah Yamacraw Branch Event, How Enslaved Ancestors Built Savannah, Ga.; Birthday Celebration for Dr. Woodson

The Savannah Yamacraw ASALH branch celebrated the birthday of Dr. Carter G. Woodson on December 14, 2021, by presenting a workshop for students in the after-school program at the West […]

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ASALH Bethel Dukes Branch Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Cemetery Pilgrimage

Living in the Washington DC area affords the Bethel Dukes branch a great deal of opportunities to celebration the national and local history of ASALH. Dr. Woodson is buried in […]