Chicago Celebration

Centennial Events sponsored by The Chicago Branch

 Chicago Save the Date 8.13.15

Schedule of Events from September 9-12, 2015


The Historic Wabash YMCA, the location where ASALH was founded by Dr. Woodson.

Dr. Lionel Kimble, President and the members and friends of the Chicago Branch of ASALH welcome you to join ASALH in events to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the founding of ASALH.

September 9 – Unveiling of a Plaque at Wabash YMCA 9:00 a.m. and photos at George Cleveland Hall immediately following.

September 10 – Program on Vivian Harsh where Ms. Brittany S. Hall of Rutgers University will be the keynote speaker and will present a talk entitled, “Librarian as Cultural Broker: Vivian Gordon Harsh and the Creation of an Archive.” There will also be a special ASALH Centennial exhibition of artifacts from the Harsh Collection at the Woodson Library.  6:30-8:45 p.m.

Co-sponsors: Association of Black Women Historians, Dr. Francille Wilson, National Director

September 12 – Panel Discussion about the life and legacy of Woodson as an institution builder at The DuSable Museum of African American History. Speakers are Dr. Daryl Scott, President of ASALH, Dr. Pero Dagbovie, Michigan State University, Dr. V.P. Franklin, Editor, Journal of African American History, Dr. Lyn Hughes, Founder, A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porters Museum, and Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University.

Events are free and open to the public. Please register here to assist in our planning process.

Sponsors of these events also include ASALH, Chicago State University, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Roosevelt University, The Chicago Public Library, The Renaissance Collaborative, BMRC, and ABWH.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Chicago South Loop Hotel. Use this link to make your reservation.


11 West 26th Street, Chicago, IL 60616    312.225.7000.  When you call ask for a room in the ASALH Block.
Updated 8.13.15

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