109th Annual Conference

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

109th Annual Conference September 25-29th, 2024

ASALH Film Festival: The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Billops and Hatch are catalysts at the center of the film, and like a modern Virgil and Dante, they drive, cajole and lead the film's cast through a tour of the contemporary landscape of racism.

ASALH Film Festival: Finding Christa

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This documentary presents a moving yet unsentimental view of motherhood and adoption. It explores the feelings surrounding the reunion of a young woman with her natural mother 20 years after being given up for adoption.

ASALH Film Festival: A String of Pearls

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Camille Billops turns the camera on four generations of men in her family and considers the ways in which urban violence, unemployment, and the early deaths of their own fathers have shaped their lives.

Authors Book Signing Event

Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown 535 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, United States

ASALH Film Festival: Camille Billops Shorts Festival

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Camille Billops started as a sculptor and painter, became a filmmaker, and amassed a treasure trove of books, documents, and photographs related to black culture.

ASALH Film Festival: Fences (2016)

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Blassingame Luncheon

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

ASALH Film Festival: Tracing Our Path Through Bronzeville (2023)

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

The Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago has been a creative hub that cultivated the artistry of some of the most influential artists and authors of the twentieth century. To name a few, Margaret Burroughs, Richard Wright, William Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and members from AfriCOBRA have all established a creative foundation in Bronzeville.

VIP August Wilson Tour

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Explore Pittsburgh and learn about the life and works of August Wilson!

Poster Sessions

Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

110th Annual Conference

The Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park 190 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

110th Annual Conference September 24-27th, 2025 Use the form below to sign up for ASALH emails to stay updated about the conference.