ASALH Calendar of Events

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February 16, 2017 (Palmyra, VA)

“Civil Rights and the Justice System”
Steven D. Rosenfield, Esq.
St James Baptist Church,
17227 James Madison
Hwy, Palmyra, VA 22963

All seminars will be held from
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
FREE of charge and open to the public
The Association for the Study of African-
American Life and History (Louisa Branch)
View the event flyer.

February 17, 2017 (St. Petersburg, FL)

The Third Annual ASALH Black History Month Dinner and Celebration
St. Petersburg Country Club

Cocktail Attire – Tickets are $50.00 per person
Music, Cash Bar, Dinner

Featuring renowned Scholar Dr. Sheila Walker, who will speak about the African Diaspora and show her Highly Regarded Documentary: “Slave Routes: A Global Vision Produced by the UNESCO Slave Routes Project
View event flyer.

February 24, 2017 (Jacksonville, FL)

Historical event commemorating the birth site of the Johnson brothers and the composition of Lift Every Voice and Sing.

2:00 p.m.
LaVilla Community (corner of Adam & Lee Streets)
Jacksonville, FL

The Jacksonville Community is invited to come and be a part of this historical event, as we pay homage to one of Jacksonville’s Native Son’s.

View the event flyer.

February 24, 2017 (Washington, DC)

Members are invited to attend the February meeting of the ASALH Executive Council. The meeting will be held in the Washington Renaissance Hotel from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

February 25, 2017 (Washington, DC)

View a video of Ms. Sylvia Cyrus, Executive Director of ASALH speaking to the media about this year’s Black History Luncheon.

The 91st Annual Black History Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 25 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel at 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Visit this page for more details.

February 26, 2017 (Washington, DC)

ASALH will join the National Park Service  for a Special Preview of  the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site on 9th Street in Washington, DC.  from 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 This FREE event marks the successful completion of Phase #1 of the Woodson Home rehabilitation.  The program will begin at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30) at the Seaton Elementary School at 1503 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC. 20001.
The opening ceremony at the school involves choir music, speeches by noted VIPs such as Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, President of ASALH, and Harvard Professor, as well as Dr. Andrew Ray, Former Grand Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., NPS  Superintendent Tara D. Morrison, and Robert Stanton, Former NPS Director.  Actors will portray Carter G. Woodson and Nannie Helen Burroughs as part of the program.
The Woodson Home will be available for tours from 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. By ticket only.  Tickets are FREE and are on a first-come, first serve basis. Visitors can get their tickets at Seaton Elementary School from 2:30 onward.
Special Preview tours last 20 minutes and cover the highlights of Woodson’s use of the house as the headquarters for the Associated Publishers, birthplace of Negro History Week (now Black History Month) and NPS rehabilitation of the site.
In its current state, the Woodson Home is not disability accessible. Staircases are narrow and winding.
ASALH and Shiloh Baptist Church will be hosting a reception at Shiloh Baptist Church from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. The FREE reception will have food, a lively discusson of Woodson’s legacy led by Pero Dagbovie, PhD., author of “Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.”
This special preview marks the completion of Phase 1 of the Woodson Home rehabilitation. Phases 2 & 3, to be completed in the future, will involve exhibits, some historic furnishings, permanent restrooms, disability accssibility, and the rehabilitation of adjacent properties aquried by the National Park Service.



June 2 & 3, 2017 (Washington, DC)

Members are invited to attend the June meeting of the ASALH Executive Council. The meeting will be held in DC. The time and location will be post when it is available.

September 27 – October 1, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH)

The 102nd Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. Make your hotel reservations now online at or call 1-800-445-8667.  Use the group code “ASALH” for the discounted room rate. 

September 27, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH)

Members are invited to attend the Fall meeting of the ASALH Executive Council. The meeting will be held during the Annual Conference and Meeting. The time and location will be post when it is available.


October 3-7, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN)
The 103rd Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.

October 2-6, 2019 (Charleston, SC)
The 104th Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in North Charleston, SC.

September 23- 27, 2020 (Montgomery, AL)
The 105th Annual Conference and Meeting will be held a the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.

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