Branch members may log into their ASALH Online profile here. Use ASALH Online to renew your dues for 2020.

Request for Details on Branch Events

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All branches are asked to submit the details on upcoming events so that they can be posted to the ASALH website. Take advantage of this great opportunity to share the great events that are being planned in your branch.

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National Calendar of Events

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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

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.

ASALH Events Calendar: Dates for future conferences, Black History Luncheons, Woodson Birthday Commemorations, Business meetings and more can be found 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.  To receive your print copy please inform your branch officers who collects dues or email  If you mail in your dues, please include the branch membership form and indicate your desire to receive a print copy which along with all membership benefits can be found by clicking here. If you have questions please call us at 202.238.5912.

Branch Annual Reports are due on January 15

The 2020 Branch Leadership teams are responsible for submitting the Branch Annual report. Use this link to submit your report.

Click here to submit your report.

Click here to print out the report so that you can complete to prep work so that the report can be submitted in one sitting. This is the working copy, the report must be submitted electronically by clicking the link above. 

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  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. 

Branch Leadership, Branch Recruiters and Members Conference Calls

The Vice-President for Membership and the Membership Committee holds a call with the branch leadership and any member of a branch or organizing branch who would like to participate. Details for the call 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 call, please contact the Vice President for Membership Barbara Spencer Dunn at and your branch president. 

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

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 (Shaker Heights, Columbus, Wilberforce, Toledo); Georgia (Savannah); 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 ASALH Executive Director, Sylvia Y. Cyrus at Executive Director.  We are working to form new branches,  revitalize inactive branches, or reconnect with members who we have lost contact over the years.  Thanks for your help with this matter.

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

Information on Reinstating an ASALH Branch

“Woodson/Franklin Talks”

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.

Please click here to download the full proposal.