Benevolent Orders, the Sons of Ham, Prince Hall Freemasons—these and other African American lodges created a social safety net for members across Tennessee. During their heyday between 1865 and 1930, these groups provided members with numerous resources, such as sick benefits and assurance of a proper burial, opportunities for socialization and leadership, and the chance to work with local churches and schools to create better communities. Many of these groups gradually faded from existence, but their legacy endures in the form of the cemeteries the lodges left behind.
Author Kimberly A. Morrow is on a mission to empower parents to become better advocates for their children. Parents often are confronted with issues of not knowing essential study skills for children, technology, preparing their child for college and tackling their child's learning deficiency and more.
In Generations of Freedom Nik Ribianszky employs the lenses of gender and violence to examine family, community, and the tenacious struggles by which free blacks claimed and maintained their freedom under shifting international governance from Spanish colonial rule (1779-95), through American acquisition (1795) and eventual statehood (established in 1817), and finally to slavery’s legal demise in 1865.
Benjamin Bowser, a sociologist, will explore the social and cultural legacies; and George Woods, a Forensic Psychiatrist, will explore the psychological and psychiatric legacies. Regina Mason, a descendant of freedom seeker William Grimes, will discuss the impact of the surveillance and enforcement practices of slavery on her ancestor.
This book explores the close relationships between three of the most famous twentieth-century African Americans, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and Langston Hughes, and their little-known Chinese allies during World War II and the Cold War—journalist, musician, and Christian activist Liu Liangmo, and Sino-Caribbean dancer-choreographer Sylvia Si-lan Chen.
In the 1860s, Lloyd Earl was an African American entrepreneur disguised as an enslaved carpenter who traveled nationwide with freedom papers forged by his own hand. Collector of the “comebacks,” Lloyd Earl built the first Negro Kitchen Library in the USA. His family and others like it were found on a list called The Curiously Successful Negro. A list kept in secret for more than 100 years by Harvard University!
Your walk with God: A daily testimony of faith, trust, and belief? A weekly routine of doctrine, tradition, and customs? Or nonexistent? Every person's story is a microcosmic enactment of God's eternal story, a portrayal of His relationship with humanity. Written with a cathartic tone, this sibling story reveals an adventurous testimony to the presence of God over the entire course of a lifetime.
As downward mobility continues to be an international issue, Robin Brooks offers a timely intervention between the humanities and social sciences by examining how Black women’s cultural production engages debates about the growth in income and wealth gaps in global society during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Although programs and webinars discuss cultural competency, these initiatives often lack an assessment resource to determine the growth and progress of an individual. This is a scholarly resource that offers the guidance and resources to evaluate an individual or entity’s cultural competency and identify areas of development.
An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: From Papiamentu to German is the true story of how Lionel Romney experienced the Nazi era as told to his daughter, Mary L. Romney-Schaab. He was one of relatively few Black people to be imprisoned in the concentration camp system and even fewer who lived to tell about it.
The Manhattan Branch will host a panel discussion on health care disparities in urban African American communities. The panel will explore ways in which race has shaped African American health throughout American history and how it paralleled, reinforced or contradicted the ways in which racialized conceptions of Blacks have shaped healthcare opportunities and/other discourses.
The opening session will describe the month-long celebration of the 2022 Black History theme, Black Health and Wellness, and will invite viewers to join with ASALH in acknowledging the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, and other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora.
The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that […]
PBS Books, in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), is pleased to interview Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, author of “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America”. His book contains 12 meditations on contemporary political struggles for our society. The moderator of the conversation will be Venise Wagner.
Shirley Moody-Turner, and Gabrielle Foreman of the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State University, and Kristin Moriah of Queens College join us to discuss coalition building and operating ethically in the digital humanities and the resources available through the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State University. to ASALH TV on YouTube […]