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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This special book panel will include presenters Mosi Ifatunji of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Blight of Yale University, A. Kirsten Mullen, Independent Scholar, William A. Darity of Duke University, Gregory Lamont Mixon, University of North Carolina Charlotte and chaired by LaShawn Harris of Michigan State University.
Author Talk with Ishmael Reed about his book The Complete Muhammad Ali. The journalist Stephen Henderson will lead the conversation discussing the fascinating narrative of Muhammad Ali’s life. Together, Reed and Henderson will explore why we continue to remember and celebrate Ali, and delve into the importance of incorporating other, often unexplored voices, in charting one’s legacy. This special event precedes the upcoming documentary Muhammad Ali, a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon, slated for PBS broadcast in 2021/22.
Join ASALH as we reflect on the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Monday, June 1, 8 pm EST/ 7 pm CST on ASALH TV YouTube. Hear the voices of Tulsa survivors Dr. Olivia Hooker and Dr. John Hope Franklin. Hear Dr. John W. Franklin, who will read from, My Life and An Era, the autobiography […]
A conversation between Dr. Bettye Gardner, Professor Emeritus at Coppin State University in Baltimore, and Dr. Felicia Bell, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, focused on efforts to recognize the service of the enslaved who built the capitol building through the National Slave Labor Taskforce.