Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black History.
We continue his legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world–that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, “The Kingdom of Culture.” ASALH’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black Life, History, History and Culture. A organization comprised of people of all walks of life and professions we are the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public. We labor in the service of Blacks and all humanity.