Black Families and Public Policy: New Frontiers in the Fight for Black Families

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This session will examine the impact of historic and recent public policy decisions on today’s Black families featuring Andre Perry of  The Brookings Institution, Noliwe Rooks of Cornell University, Dorothy Brown of Emory University, Catherine Flowers and Nikole Hannah-Jones of Howard University.

Felix Armfield Series – Haiti en Desorde: Reflections on the State of Affairs and the Challenges of Haitian Scholars (Haiti in Disorder)

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This panel will discuss the plight of Haitian scholars bringing an international focus to challenges posed to scholars when institutions are no longer functional and when scholarship can cost lives. The aim of this panel is to draw a significant contrast and raise awareness about international research amid disorder and repression.

Black History and Family Legacies

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This session will explore the historical legacies of major Black historical figures through their family members living today.

Film Festival: I’m Just a Layman

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I'm Just a Layman chronicles the injustices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, also known as ‘the last plantation,’ and the lived experiences of Black farmers who chose to fight against discrimination. Between 1997 and 1999, fifteen farmers appeared before the USDA and the Department of Justice and won their case administratively. This film brings the stories of nine of these farmers and families out in the open.

I Fear For My Life: They That Mourn

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In this session, the 400 Years of African-American History Commission and its guest scholars will explore this fear paradox.

Key Session: State of the Field: New International Histories of Black Women

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This session is co-sponsored by the Association of Black Women Historians and will feature Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Erika D. Edwards of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Tiffany Florvil of the University of New Mexico and moderated by Erica L. Ball, Occidental College.

Black People, Health and Wellness: A Historical Perspective

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This session will feature Vanessa Northington Gamble of George Washington University, Stephanie Y. Evans of Georgia State University, Dr. Thaddeus Bell, M.D. of Closing the Gap in Healthcare, Inc., David Williams of Harvard University.

Film Festival: Breakwater Studio – The Power of Short Films

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Breakwater Studios will feature 4 short films: The Lost Astronaut; Kim I Am; The Beauty President; A Concerto is a Conversation/ Kris's film - that explore African Americans' lives in concert with their familial relationships.

From Roots to Ancestry: Doing Black Family History

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This session will feature Gina Paige from African Ancestry, Inc., Elizabeth Clark-Lewis of Howard University, Debra Newman Ham, Morgan State University, Kendra Field, Tufts University.

Key Session: African-American Families in Florida through Public History

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This session will feature Jada Wright-Greene of Florida's Historic African American Homes, Brandon Knightingale of Bethune-Cookman University, Charlene Farrington of South Florida Branch, and Rodney Hurst, Jr. of ASALH Florida James Weldon Johnson Branch. Dr. TaKeia Anthony of Kentucky State University will moderate.

Film Festival: Racially Charged

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Racially Charged exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power. Through first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction era paralleled with the outrageous stories of people trapped in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of profits and racial inequality.

Film Festival: Geographies of Kinship

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Geographies of Kinship is a powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program. four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and recover the personal histories that were lost when they were adopted. Raised in foreign families, each sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.

National Virtual Awards Program

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ASALH will present the 2021 awards recipients on Tuesday, September 28 from 7-8:30 pm EST. Save this date to celebrate individuals who promote the legacy of Dr. Woodson through scholarship and service. Check here for information on ASALH awards. 

Film Festival: Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots

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Invisible History sheds light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in Florida through a visually compelling story that explores the history of a people who contributed so much to what Leon county is today.