DC and Baltimore Celebrations


The ASALH branches in the Washington, DC area are sponsoring a series of events to celebrate the ASALH Centennial.

The Prince George’s County Truth Branch, the Van McCoy Legacy Branch (MD), the Carter G. Woodson Branch (DC), and the Bethel Dukes Branch (DC) are working with the National Headquarters of ASALH, Howard University, and Shiloh Baptist Church to sponsor the following:

District of Columbia Celebration

The ASALH branches in the Washington, DC area are sponsoring a series of events to celebrate the ASALH Centennial.

Prince George’s County Truth (MD), Van McCoy Legacy (MD), Carter G. Woodson (DC), C. Delores Tucker (DC), Bethel Dukes (DC), Roland McConnell (MD), Julian (MD) and Samuel Banks (MD) branches are working with the National Headquarters of ASALH, Howard University, Shiloh Baptist Church and Reginald F. Lewis Museum to sponsor the following:

September 8th: Woodson/Franklin Talks at Howard University, Blackburn Center, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: The intergenerational conversation on race using Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s thoughts and ideas from his seminal work The Mis-Education of the Negro and Carter G. Woodson’s Appeal will be moderated by Howard University Professors, Dr. Edna Medford, Chair, Department of History and Dr. Gregory Carr, Chair, Afro-American Studies Department. *

September 9th: The Founders’ Day Centennial Celebration is hosted by ASALH branches including Prince Georges County Truth Branch (MD), Van McCoy Legacy Branch (MD), C. Delores Tucker Branch (DC), Carter G. Woodson Branch (DC), Bethel Dukes Branch (DC) in collaboration with ASALH Headquarters, and is also co-sponsored by the National Park Service. The Centennial Founders’ Day Program will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1510 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., from 4:00-6:00 p.m. We are expecting approximately 1,000 political and community leaders, corporate representatives, educators, and young people to attend.

DC Founder’s Day Flyer

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a major supporter of the Bill designating the Carter G. Woodson Home as a historic site, will be the keynote speaker.  Additionally, the program will feature youth from D.C. and suburban Maryland area schools and ASALH’s youth component, the Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Organization.

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September 15th: “The Shaping of Black History; A Hopeful Vision … A Dream Realized” at Howard University Blackburn Center Gallery, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The National Park Service Staff and Public Historians will engage in a panel discussion of the following topics: (1) The extent to which Woodson’s work shaped African American’s interest in historic preservation efforts in the 20th Century, (2) The History and Culture of African Americans preserving their legacy in American History and (3) The Role of African Americans in Creating and Protecting their “Untold Stories.” *

September 19th: A Woodson/Franklin Talk – “A Strength of the Mind: Educating Our Black Boys” at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Raymond Winbush, the Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, and Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Professor of Communications and African American Students at Loyola University, will discuss raising and educating black boys in today’s society. Each of them will discuss strategies from their respective books, The Warrior Method: A Program for Rearing Healthy Black Boys by Winbush and Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in Post-Racial America by Whitehead. This program is in collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) and its Baltimore City branches.

Free – Members, Children 6 and Under and Maryland Public School Teachers

$6.00 – Senior Citizen (65+), Youth (age 7 to 17) and Student (with ID)

$8.00 – General Admission

*-These programs are funded in part by a grant from HumanitiesDC.

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