The Private Branch Members Page is emailed to all current members, check back regularly for important documents.
Branch members may log into their ASALH Online profile here. Use ASALH Online to renew your dues.
Request for Details on Branch Events & News
All branches are asked to submit the details of upcoming events and news so that they can be posted to the ASALH website. Take advantage of this great opportunity to share the events that are being planned by your branch and news regarding your branch and its members.
Please find TWO separate forms below for submitting BRANCH EVENTS and/or BRANCH NEWS.
ASALH Events will be held virtually until further notice.
SUBMIT BRANCH EVENTS
All branches that post their Woodson Birthday event through the web portal by October 15 will receive a complimentary 2022 Black History kit. Submissions should have a flyer attached so that the event can be promoted via ASALH National social media channels. Email submissions will not be accepted.
SUBMIT BRANCH NEWS
The ASALH Membership Brochure
The membership brochure is being redesigned and the current inventory in the office has been depleted. Please feel free to use this file to print brochures locally until the new version is available. Please send suggestions on any edits that you would like to see in the new brochure to email@example.com.
Branches are encouraged to become Vietnam War Commemoration Partners
Through our partnership, ASALH will salute Vietnam era veterans at least twice a year. Each branch is asked to consider applying for your own partnership and to encourage other groups to join as well. There is no charge for applying or for receiving pins for veterans and their families. For details click here.
Nominations for ASALH Awards
The Awards Committee is accepting applications for the Woodson Scholars Medallion, the Mary McLeod Bethune Serve Award, and the Council Award of Special Recognition. The nominations can be submitted here.
Complimentary Print Copies of the JAAH for Branch Members
One of the benefits of being a branch member is that you receive a complimentary print copy subscription in addition to the digital version that is provided to all members except associate members. If you do not receive your branch copy, please inform your branch officer(s) email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branch Annual Reports are due on January 15
The 2020 Branch Leadership teams are responsible for submitting the next Branch Annual report. Click here to submit your report.
The report must be completed online and in one sitting. Click here for a blank form to capture the required information to facilitate this process. The report must be submitted electronically by clicking the link above. To avoid last minute challenges, plan to submit the report by January 10.
Please pull all the information together for your report so that it can be submitted at one time. If you have questions or concerns please contact SCYRUS@ASALH.ORG.
Branch Officers Form
Branches must submit the names of all branch officers By January 1 each year and must submit any officer changes within 15 days of the change. Click here to fill out Branch Officers Form.
To Request a List of Branch Current and Former Members
Any branch officer who requests a copy of the current or former branch officers may do so by emailing email@example.com. The president of the branch should be copied on all requests.
Veterans History Project
ASALH branches are encouraged to submit interviews for the Veterans History Project. Click this link to go to the site for the information and details.
Monthly Branch Leadership and Members Zoom Meetings
The Vice-President for Membership and the Membership Committee holds a meeting with the branch leadership and any member of a branch or organizing branch who would like to participate. Details for the meeting are emailed to current branch members and documents for the call are posted on the Private Branch Members Page. If you are a branch member and have not received this message within 5 days prior to the meeting, please contact the Vice President for Membership Barbara Spencer Dunn at vpformembership2019@asalh.
The meetings are held each second Thursday of the month. All calls will begin at 8:00 pm EST.
To stay informed with the upcoming plans for ASALH and our programs, all branches are required to have at least one representative on each call.
Please refer to an email that is sent to all branch members for the information on how to participate or listen in on the meeting.
Family Activity Instructions
Use these activities to join a nationwide movement to honor the elders in your family by capturing their stories through oral history interviews in this FAMILY MENTORING MISSION STATEMENT ACTIVITY.
Is the History of your Branch on file?
On May 15, 2015 all branches were to turn in their branch history using the template located in the Branch tool Kit. Please follow up with your branch president to see if your history was submitted. Your assistance may be needed in completing this important historical record.
The ASALH Logo and Central Images for the Annual Theme
ASALH Branches may use the ASALH logo for official business and promotion. All others must receive permission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Need Your Help to Reconnect with Past Members and Rebuild Branches
Do you know where they are?
In the past, there were ASALH Branches in the following states and cities within these states:
Arkansas (Marianna); Ohio (Wilberforce, Toledo); New Jersey (Sickleville, East Orange (2), Mt. Laurel); Missouri (St. Louis); South Carolina (Orangeburg); Tennessee (Chattanooga); Wisconsin (Milwaukee); Delaware (Newark); Connecticut; (Hartford), and Texas (Houston).
These branches no longer exist and we would like to revitalize them. If you live in these areas or know someone who does and may be interested in forming a branch, please contact the Vice President for Membership, Barbara Spencer Dunn at vpformembership2019@asalh.
Frequently asked questions on how to organize a branch
This document provides important information on how members can form new branches and how current branches can meet the requirements of compliance. Frequently asked questions on how to organize and maintain a branch.
How to Reinstate an ASALH Branch
Forging Pathways to Multiculturalism and Interracial Understanding in the Twenty-First Century
The purpose of this proposal is to solicit support in hosting a series of Woodson/Franklin Talks‖ co-sponsored with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH). The purpose of the ―Woodson/Franklin Talks‖ would be to engage the public in a series of ―courageous conversations‖ that will address the problem of ―race‖ and methods of ―racial reconciliation‖ pursued historically in the United States and around the world.
The thoughts and ideas of Dr. Carter G. Woodson found in his 1933 seminal work The Mis-Education of the Negro and in Carter G. Woodson’s Appeal, written in 1921, but published in 2008, will serve as the springboard for this series of conversations.