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.

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ASALH Detroit and the Charles H. Wright MAAH Announces the Reception of Former President Jamon Jordan of ASALH Detroit

ASALH Detroit is proud to announce the appointment of Former President Jamon Jordan as the First Historian for the City of Detroit.

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ASALH Bronx Branch Member on Tavis Smiley Show

ASALH Bronx Branch member Eric K. Washington was on the “Tavis Smiley Show” — an LA-based talk-radio show (kbla1580.com) — to talk about efforts to landmark the former Colored School No. 4 at 128 West 17th Street.

Pictured along with members, officers, and supporters of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group are: first on the left-Lora Vogt(Curator of Education and Interpretation at the National WWI Museum and Memorial) and 3rd from the left-Larry Lester(President, GKCBHSG).
2nd Picture: Professor Gregory S. Cooke holding a photo of his mother, a Rosie the Riveter

ASALH The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group Branch Event, Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group in conjunction with the National World War I Museum and Memorial hosted a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WW II.

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BHERC 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

BHERC 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Returns With Hybrid Format Featuring Both In-Person & Virtual Viewing Experience After presenting virtually for two years, the festival is back offering the option to experience the BHERC festival experience virtually and in person.

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Loss of Mr. Robert Edison’s Mother, Mrs. Nola Edison

We are sadden by the loss of our members mother Robert Edison. Mrs. Nola Edison passed on Sunday Morning. Mrs. Edison funeral will be held at: AD Porter 1300 West […]