Branch Informer

Branch members may log into their ASALH Online profile here. Use ASALH Online to renew your dues for 2017.

Complimentary Print Copies of the JAAH for Branch Members

One of the benefits of being a branch member is that you receive a complimentary print copy subscription in addition to the digital version that is provided to all members except associate members.  To receive your print copy please inform your branch officers who collects dues or email Byron Dunn at  If you mail in your dues, please include the branch membership form and indicate your desire to receive a print copy which along with all membership benefits can be found by clicking the following link.  If you have questions please call us at 202.238.5910.

Branch Annual Reports are due on January 15

The 2016 Branch Leadership teams are responsible for submitting the Branch Annual report. Use this link to submit your report.

Click here to submit your report.

The form for the 2017 is now available. Please pull all the information together for your report so that it can be submitted at one time.  If you have questions or concerns please contact

Branch Membership Form

In the mailing that went to branch presidents in November was included a directory of current and former branch members, print copies of the branch membership form, and the new officers list.  If your branch did not receive these materials please email   Click here for the file for the 2017-branch-membership-form.

Veterans History Project

ASALH branches are encouraged to submit interviews for the Veterans History Project.  Click this link to go to the site for the information and details.

Branch Leadership, Branch Recruiters  and Members Conference Calls

At least four times a year, the Vice-President for Membership and the Membership Committee holds a call with the branch leadership and any member of a branch or organizing branch who would like to dial in. Details on the call are emailed to branch members and documents for the call are posted in this section at least two weeks prior to the call.  If you are a branch member and have not received this message within two weeks prior to the call, please contact  the Vice President for Membership Greer Stanford-Randle at
Branch officers and members, please note the dates for the 2016  conference calls with the Membership leadership. All calls will be held at 8:00 pm EST.
The schedule for the 2017 calls  will be posted and announced.
To stay informed with the upcoming plans for ASALH and our programs, all branches are required to have at least one representative on all four(4) branch conference calls.

The  dial in number and participant code will remain the same for 2017. Please note it for your records.

 857.216.6700;  participant code 459954

Is the History of your Branch on file?

On May 15, 2015 all branches were to turn in their branch history using the template located in the Branch tool Kit.  Please follow up with your branch president to see if your history was submitted.  Your assistance may be needed in completing this important historical record.

The ASALH Logo and Central Images for the Annual Theme

ASALH Branches may use the ASALH logo for official business and promotion.  All others must receive permission. Contact

We Need Your Help to Reconnect with Past Members and Rebuild Branches

Do you know where they are?

In the past, there were ASALH Branches in the following states and cities within these states:
Arkansas (Marianna); Ohio (Shaker Heights, Columbus, Wilberforce, Toledo);
Georgia (Savannah); New Jersey (Sickleville, East Orange (2), Mt. Laurel); Missouri (St. Louis);  South Carolina (Orangeburg); Tennessee (Chattanooga); Wisconsin (Milwaukee); Delaware (Newark); Connecticut (Hartford); Texas ( Houston and Dallas), and Kentucky (Louisville).

These branches no longer exist and we would like to revitalize them.  If you live in these areas or know someone who does and may be interested in forming a branch, please contact the ASALH Executive Director, Sylvia Y. Cyrus at Executive Director.  We are working to form new branches,  revitalize inactive branches, or reconnect with members who we have lost contact over the years.  Thanks for your help with this matter.

Frequently asked questions on how to organize a branch

This document provides important information on how members can form new branches and how current branches can meet the requirements of compliance.  Frequently asked questions on how to organize and maintain a branch.

How to Reinstate an ASALH Branch
Information on Reinstating an ASALH Branch

“Woodson/Franklin Talks”

Forging Pathways to Multiculturalism and Interracial Understanding in the Twenty-First Century

The purpose of this proposal is to solicit support in hosting a series of  Woodson/Franklin Talks‖ co-sponsored with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH). The purpose of the ―Woodson/Franklin Talks‖ would be to engage the public in a series of ―courageous conversations‖ that will address the problem of ―race‖ and methods of ―racial reconciliation‖ pursued historically in the United States and around the world.

The thoughts and ideas of Dr. Carter G. Woodson found in his 1933 seminal work The Mis-Education of the Negro and in Carter G. Woodson’s Appeal, written in 1921, but published in 2008, will serve as the springboard for this series of conversations.

Please click here to download the full proposal.

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