Conference Volunteers

Cincinnati Welcomes
ASALH 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference


The 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of  African American Life and History (ASALH) will be held from September 27  – October 1, 2017 at the  Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel.

Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History, ASALH carries forth his work and is the founder of Black History Month. The mission of the  Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret  and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.

“Our 102nd annual meeting in Cincinnati provides a historic occasion for teachers, branch members across this
nation, scholars, and indeed for people of all ages and all communities to gather and explore a wide array of issues
on African American history and culture,” said ASALH’s National President Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Professor of History and African American Studies at Harvard University. “This year’s conference theme is ‘The Crisis in Black Education’.  Addressing the crisis in black education should be considered one of the most important goals in America’s present and future direction,”  said Higginbotham.

The ASALH National Conference and more than 1,000 scholars, educators, community members, students,
researchers and active citizens from around the world will participate in more than 200 fascinating presentations
and informative dialogues about “The Crisis in Black Education”,
and African and African American life and history.

A national conference of this magnitude will need more than 200 volunteers over the course of the week for the  many seminars, workshops, meetings/sessions, luncheons/banquets, etc.

A Volunteer Kick-off Meeting will take place on
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6pm at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way, 3rd Floor.

Join the team and volunteer today!
For more information, Contact Volunteer Coordinators,  Aurelia (Candie) Simmons and Dhana Donaldson at 513.800.0172 or Email:

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