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”

Drum & Pot: Health, Wellness, & Food in Traditional African Society

ASALH 2022 Theme: Black Health & Wellness Keynote Speaker: C. R. GibbsAuthor | Scholar | Speaker Saturday, April 9, 202211:00 AM – 1:00 PMVirtual Meeting via ZOOM Lecture Description: This presentation is a sweeping exploration of the ways that African people began to take care of themselves, develop wellness philosophies and products and respond to theContinue reading “Drum & Pot: Health, Wellness, & Food in Traditional African Society”

TheFuture of Farming: Women in the Forefront

EVENT: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2022 MARCH 19 | 11 AM – 1 PM ET Program Description Join us for our Women’s History Month 2022 Celebration of women in farming. Meet two urban farmers: Georgia’s youngest certified farmer, 6-year-old Kendall Rae Johnson with her mother Ursula Johnson; and Rochester, New York’s Pamela Reese Smith, urban farmerContinue reading “TheFuture of Farming: Women in the Forefront”

Brothers Speak: Reflections on Black Women

EVENT: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2022MARCH 12 | 11 AM – 1 PM ET Program Description The topics of the discussion are the importance of family support and mentorship in public office; the effects of religion on public service and community discussion; the impact of social policies on family structure and education; and mental health-counseling resources.Continue reading “Brothers Speak: Reflections on Black Women”

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”

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”

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”