The Memphis Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) cordially invites you to join its members and friends as it celebrates Black History Month with a luncheon on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Harris Lounge in the student center at LeMoyne Owen College located at 807 Walker Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. The honoree is Josephine A. Bennett, Founding President of ASALH Memphis Branch 1977 – 1979.  Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased from ASALH Memphis members or by emailing [email protected].


The 2019 Black History month theme, “Black Migrations” emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. While inclusive of earlier centuries, this theme focuses especially on the twentieth century through today.  ASALH exists to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture. Dr. Carter G. Woodson and others founded ASALH and initiated Negro History Week in 1926. Since then, it has been expanded to Black History Month, and ASALH selects the annual Black History Month theme, provides a curriculum guide for educators and facilitates other activities across the country.

The Memphis branch has participated in local activities, such as MLK50, the Lynching Sites Project and the Black History Knowledge Bowl which promote and preserve African American history. The Memphis Branch meets on the second Sunday at 3:00 at LeMoyne Owen College.  The public is welcome.

Memphis Area Branch – ASALH (ASALH Memphis)

Email: [email protected]