MISSION OF THE BRANCHES
The branch structure of ASALH reflects Carter G. Woodson’s belief that our mission of creating and disseminating knowledge about Black history could not be realized by academics alone. He envisioned the branches as a means of extending ASALH’s reach across the country and beyond to gather primary materials about Black history and to promote the finished results to the public through events and organizational activities.
A RENEWED EMPHASIS ON THE BRANCHES
The Executive Council recognizes the importance of branches. Staff support is provided to improve the experience of ASALH mission.
JOIN A BRANCH
If you are considering joining ASALH or are already a member, become more involved in the work of ASALH by joining one of the branches. Branches exist in many states throughout the United States. Some are institution-based, but most serve an area. To find out more about the activities of the branch nearest you, please use the branch directory.
We have branches throughout the United States. In order to join a branch, you must first be a member of ASALH National, then you must pay the branch dues [if applicable]. If interested, contact the branch representative of your choice listed on our branch directory for their meeting notices. Take your receipt to the meeting to show proof of your National Membership. Then you are eligible to join the branch.
STARTING A BRANCH
For information about starting a branch, click here
REINSTATING A BRANCH
ASALH has established procedures for reinstating branches that have become inactive.