Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: August 20, 2016!
Pre-registration August 21 - September 12, 2016
On-site registration prices effective September 13, 2016
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The ASALH Annual Convention is an occasion to explore the history and culture of Africans and people of African descent. Our convention brings together more than one thousand people, including academics, community builders, business professionals, and others, who share an abiding interest in our annual theme. For nearly a century, our scholarly sessions, professional workshops, and other presentations have served to analyze and illuminate the contributions of people of African descent to the world.
It’s not just a conference for academics. With more than 200 sessions, featuring our members who are prominent figures in Black cultural studies, as well as scholars and students from many disciplines, we will all learn much from the presentations.
ABOUT THE THEME
The history of African Americans unfolds across the canvas of America, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. From the port cities where Africans disembarked from slave ships to the battlefields where their descendants fought for freedom, from the colleges and universities where they pursued education to the places where they created communities during centuries of migration, the imprint of Americans of African descent is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past. These sites prompt us to remember; over time they have become hallowed grounds. One cannot tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places where African Americans have made history. For more details click here.
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