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”

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”