This session will feature Thavolia Glymph of Duke University and will be moderated by Heather Williams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Retrospective on Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Recipient of ASALH’s Inaugural Luminary Award featuring Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University, award-winning artist and philanthropist John Legend, artist and philanthropist, S. Epatha Merkerson, and moderated by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, ASALH President and Harvard University.
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.
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.
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.