First Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl

SCHOLARSHIP | HISTORY | EXCELLENCE | ACHIEVEMENTBlack History Event Hosted by the Dr. Edna B. Mckenzie Branch of ASALHRegistration Required FEBRUARY 12 VIRTUAL EVENT | 11AM-1PM ET . . . So much of our energy is spent in overcoming the constricting environment in which we live that little energy is left for creating new ideasContinue reading “First Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl”

The Golden 13: The Navy’s First African American Naval Officers

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Roosevelt Wright, Retired Captain USN “The Golden 13: The Navy’s First African American Naval Officers “Dr. Roosevelt Wright, Retired Captain USN is a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and has been blessed with a career that has explored three areas of professional activity—the world of Academia, Professional Broadcasting, and the U.S.Continue reading “The Golden 13: The Navy’s First African American Naval Officers”

Annual Woodson Trivia Challenge: BACKYARD BRAWL

The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society jointly present the Annual Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration!   AAHGS vs ASALH The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society vs Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jarvis R. Givens Assistant ProfessorContinue reading “Annual Woodson Trivia Challenge: BACKYARD BRAWL”

More Rivers to Cross

Black Faculty and Academic Racism at Penn State University (Part 2) Executive Summary In January 2020, More Rivers to Cross: A Report on The Status of Black Professors at Penn State University (UP) Part 1, an independent analysis of the status of black professors at Penn State’s University Park (UP) campus, was released. Since then, our nation andContinue reading More Rivers to Cross

Tribute to Mr. Charles S. Wiggins

Mourning the Loss While Celebrating the Life On September 8, 2020 MR CHARLES STERLING WIGGINS celebrated his 103rd birthday with family and friends. At that time Mr. Wiggins was the oldest living member of ASALH. Just shy of entering his 104th year, on Saturday August 28, 2021, Mr. Wiggins entered his resting place instead. ThoughContinue reading “Tribute to Mr. Charles S. Wiggins”

Her Name Says It All

Zaila Avant-garde zaila: an avant-garde spelling bee champion(I am always amazed at how children’s names often seem to fit them to a tee.) A wonder teen from New Orleans, became the champion of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winning word: murraya, “a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees (family Rutaceae) having pinnateContinue reading “Her Name Says It All”

Keeping His Torch Forever Burning: ASALH Presidents 1916-1951

Edna B. McKenzie ASALH Branch: 2021 Founders Day Program September 11 | 1 PM ET | Zoom Ida E. Jones, PhDUniversity Archivist at Morgan State University Dr. Ida E. Jones is a native New Englander. She graduated with a B.A. in News Editorial Journalism, M.A. in Public History, and a PhD in American History from HowardContinue reading “Keeping His Torch Forever Burning: ASALH Presidents 1916-1951”

Unfinished Business: From The Great Migration to Black Lives Matter

August 14 | 11 AM – 1 PM ET | Zoom VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURINGStephanie Clintonia Boddie, PhD, MSW, Baylor University A scholar, oral historian, film-maker, and a classically-trained soprano, who blends traditional research and oral histories with film, music and conversation to create a new body of work: Unfinished Business: From the Great Migration toContinue reading “Unfinished Business: From The Great Migration to Black Lives Matter”

ASALH: 106th Annual Meeting & Virtual Conference

106TH ANNUAL MEETING AND VIRTUAL CONFERENCECo-hosted by the ASALH Florida BranchesSeptemer 2021 In these extraordinary times, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History recognizes that we need each other now more than ever. With the limitations of the worldwide pandemic in mind, we have decided to move our 106th Conference toContinue reading “ASALH: 106th Annual Meeting & Virtual Conference”