This article first appeared February 19, 2019 in the Philadelphia Tribune
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Philadelphia Heritage Branch held their Annual Black History Public Program at the historic Berean Presbyterian Church in North Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Regina Vaughn, president of Philadelphia Heritage, has been a lifelong student and teacher of African American History. Regina said, “I was taught the importance of Black history by my late mother, Othella R. Vaughn. My mother was a life member of ASALH and held various officer positions in the branch for 45 years. My mantra is the Sankofa principle, “Go back and fetch it (Our history) to inform the future. ASALH’s motto is “If we do not tell them they will never know.”
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who is known as the Founder of Black History, according to ASALH.