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”

Apartheid Cities: From Johannesburg South Africa to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Professor Jerry Dickinson Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Professor Dickinson’s keynote talk, entitled “Pittsburgh is America’s Apartheid City,” calls for a moral reckoning. He challenges us to reorient the lens for which we gaze at the city; that the city is not the nation’s most livable city. It is America’s apartheid city.Continue reading “Apartheid Cities: From Johannesburg South Africa to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania”

Malcolm X Weekend Book Festival

MAY 22 | 11 AM – 1 PM ET The Pittsburgh Branch of ASALH is coming together fora dynamic Book Festival. Featuring storytelling and a power-packed Author Roundtable.Reflecting on the ASALH 2021 Theme: The Black Family—Representation, Identity, and Diversity BOOK FESTIVAL& Author Roundtable Hosted by the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Pittsburgh Branch of ASALHMAY 2211 AMContinue reading “Malcolm X Weekend Book Festival”

Women’s History Month 2021

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH BRANCH EVENTMARCH 13 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM ET Lecture by Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham “From Labor Strikes to Clubwomen’s Institutions: The Rich Tradition of Southern Black Women’s Labor Organizing“ View Event on ASALH National In her lecture Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham will discuss African American clubwomen such as Dora Lee Jones, firstContinue reading “Women’s History Month 2021”