Thirteenth Amendment Exception Clause

From the Desk of Ronald B Saunders, President of the Dr Edna B McKenzie Branch of ASALH “Slavery didn’t end in 1865.  It just evolved.” Bryan Stephenson, widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. The Thirteenth Amendment Exception Clause to the United States ConstitutionContinue reading “Thirteenth Amendment Exception Clause”

Your Democracy Series Launch

Author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall explores the U.S. Constitution from an African American context Thursday, September 15, 2022. Prof. Browne-Marshall, Visiting Professor and Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School from John Jay College (CUNY) and playwright is the host of “Your Democracy,” an animated series on the U.S. Constitution, and creator of “The U.S. Constitution: AnContinue reading “Your Democracy Series Launch”

Black Historians Speak On Objective History

Black Historians Know There’s No Such Thing as Objective History Recent critiques of “presentism” fail to see that we can’t divorce the past from the present—and that supposedly objective scholarship has long promoted racist narratives and suppressed Black history. Keisha N. Blain, Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University and Columnist for MSNBC/SeptemberContinue reading “Black Historians Speak On Objective History”

ASALH 2022  Outstanding Branch Programming Award

The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of Pittsburgh PA has been selected to receive the ASALH 2022 Outstanding Branch Programming Award  How befitting that our Branch would receive this award in its tenth anniversary year! I am quite confident that Dr. Edna B. McKenzie is very much pleased with our work and is smiling down atContinue reading “ASALH 2022  Outstanding Branch Programming Award”

Branch Spotlights

ASALH 2022 Branch of the Year Award Congratulations to the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH! The branch structure of ASALH reflects Carter G. Woodson’s belief that our mission, to create and disseminate knowledge about Black history, could not be realized solely by academics. He envisioned branches as a means of extending ASALH’s reachContinue reading “Branch Spotlights”

The Intersection of Racism, Religion and Mental Health in Clinical Care

SATURDAY AUGUST 13, 2022 | 11:00AM – 1:30 PM ET (BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING FROM 11-11:30 AM ET) Program Objectives How racialized trauma affects African American patients’ health (including mental health) and interactions with healthcare providers How religious and spiritual beliefs affect African American patients’ seeking/not-seeking mental healthcare How religious/faith institutions have themselves perpetrated and perpetuatedContinue reading “The Intersection of Racism, Religion and Mental Health in Clinical Care”

Ivy League Institutions and the Legacy of Slavery

Harvard University On April 26, 2022, Harvard President Larry Bacow released the Report of the Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery, accepted the committee’s recommendations in full, and announced a historic commitment of $100 million to fund their implementation. A Short Film Introduction to Harvard’s Entanglements with Slavery This short film offers anContinue reading “Ivy League Institutions and the Legacy of Slavery”

Celebrating Future Vision: Women of Vision

Women of Vision Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art Hall of Sculpture Milli Mickle, member of the Dr. Edna B Mckenzie ASALH branch, is exhibiting a painting in the Women of Visions exhibit called the “Future Visions” at the Carnegie Museum. The exhibit runs from May 28 to June 12. The Carnegie Museum is locatedContinue reading “Celebrating Future Vision: Women of Vision”

Lessons from Harriet Tubman: A Historical Perspective

The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of the Association for the Study of AfricanAmerican Life and History and The Harriet Tubman Guild, Inc. Presents A Bicentennial Celebration, 1822-2022Lessons from Harriet Tubman: A Historical Perspective Saturday, May 14, 2022Zoom Virtual Meeting11 AM – 1 PM ET Join Reverend Dr. Judith C. Moore, Founder of Sisters SavingContinue reading “Lessons from Harriet Tubman: A Historical Perspective”

Happy Mothers Day

From the Desk of the President Dear Members and Friends, On behalf of the officers of the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, I wish all mothers a spirit filled Happy Mothers Day.  Strong mothers, women and girls had to use all of their ingenuity. strength,Continue reading “Happy Mothers Day”