ASALH Calendar of Events

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EVENTS

March 16, 2017 (Washington, DC)

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business
6:00 p.m.

Join author Debbie Z. Harwell as she discusses her book
“Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964” about the only civil rights program created for women, by women as part of a national organization.

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March 16, 2017 (Atlanta, GA)

“The Metalanguage of Race,’ Then and Now”
Lecture by Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham
6:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month hosted by Institute for Women’s Studies
University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
300 S Hull St.
Athens, GA 30602

Reception to follow (sponsored by the Athens Area Black History Bowl)

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March 17, 2017 (Atlanta, GA)

When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective Community Lecture by Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham
7:00 p.m.

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

In recognition of Women’s History Month (2017), the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Atlanta Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and Georgia State University’s Department of African American Studies, will host When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective. This lecture will be facilitated by Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

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March 18, 2017 (Atlanta, GA)

5th Annual Athens Area Black History Bowl
12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth G. King Gym
H.T. Edwards Campus,
440 Dearing Extension, Athens, GA 30602

March 19, 2017 (Memphis, TN)

Members and Friends of ASALH:
Please accept this preliminary notice our monthly meeting for March which has been moved to Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 p.m. in the Dorothy Harris Lounge, Student Center at Lemoyne-Owen.

This is done to honor our partnership with the Memphis Lynching Sites Project  whose Ecumenical Service of Commemoration for the victims of the 1892 Lynching @ Curve that sent Ida B. Wells Barnett on her international lynching crusade is set for 3 p.m. on March 12—our Second Sunday monthly meeting day.  There is also a Lucie E. Campbell salute at Mt Nebo Baptist Church that day. This event will take place at the actual lynching site off Second Street, two blocks North of Slave Haven.  Look to the left side of the street.

More on the meetings agenda later; however, we will get an update on the Fort Pillow Wreath Laying Ceremony from Callie Herd and our special feature for the meeting will be a Tour of Possibilities featuring Carol Michael-Banks. We will also be accepting an processing memberships.

March 23, 2017 (Washington, DC)

1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Join author John Whitfield as he discusses his exciting newly released book “A Friend to All Mankind”: Mrs. Annie Turnbo Malone and Poro College about the founder of the Poro College, one of the first millionaires, and business woman entrepreneur Annie Malone.

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March 23, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Local Arrangements Committee for the 102nd Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, March 23 at the Freedom Center at 50 East Freedom Way, 45202. Come out and meet Sylvia Cyrus, executive director and other individuals who are interested in working on the committee or who would like more information on the conference. Dr. Eric Jackson is the Local Arrangements Committee Chair.

March 25, 2017 (St. Petersburg, FL)

Documentary Showing: Slavery by Another Name
10:00 a.m.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

ASALH presents the documentary Slavery by Another Name at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. A discussion on mass incarceration, the wording of the 13th amendment, and the effects on juvenile arrests will also be held.  Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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April 12, 2017 (Memphis, TN)

National Fort Pillow Wreath Laying Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m (CDT)

Memphis National Cemetery
3568 Townes Ave.
Memphis, TN 38122

The Fort Pillow Massacre National Wreath Laying Ceremony focus will be on the African American Soldiers and civilians that were killed, wounded, missing in action and taken prisoners on April 12, 2017. There are 109 unknown African American graves representing the over 200 soldiers that were killed during the massacre.

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April 21, 22,  & 23, 2017 (Washington, DC)
Carter G Woodson National Historic Site

Schedule a special tour of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site during National Park Week. In celebration of National Park Week, tours will be available on the weekend of April 21-23. Space is limited. Please call (202) 690-5152 to make a reservation. Tour size limited to 20 people.

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
1538 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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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 https://aws.passkey.com/go/ASALHSept17 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.

February 24, 2018 (Washington, DC)

The 92nd Annual Black History Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel at 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

FUTURE CONFERENCES

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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