99th Annual ASALH Convention
September 24-28, 2014: Memphis, Tennessee.
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VIEW OUR 2014 CONVENTION SOUVENIR JOURNAL
The Revolutionary American Thomas Paine held that "civil rights are those which appertain to man in right of his being a member of society". From the beginning of our Republic, free people of African descent have seen themselves as citizens, members of society, and therefore due equal rights. From the nation's origins, Americans believed that religion should not be a basis for abridging a citizen's rights, but very few believed color should be treated similarly. And gender and sexual orientation were not even open for discussion.
The history of civil rights in the United States is largely the story of free people of color and then African Americans to define and enumerate what rights pertain to citizens in civil society. It has been the history of enlisting political parties to recognize the need for our governments, state and federal, to codify and protect those rights. Within this struggle for civil rights, many of the important leaders have been men and women whose rights as women and as members of the gay and lesbian community were subordinated to the general cause. Pauli Murray, Bayard Rustin, James Baldwin, and many others litigated, organized, and wrote on behalf of civil rights, believing fully in the path towards equal rights for all. Their struggles accentuate the universality of the movement for equality in America, and form a central part of the 2014 National African American History theme.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected this theme to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and we invite all Americans and the global community to join us in exploring the history of equal rights for all.
Click HERE to download the 2 page preliminary 2014 Convention Schedule overview.
Click the following link to go to the Full Program, All Academic Schedule to see all sessions, presenters, and full schedule for the conference. http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asalh/asalh14/
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EXHIBITORS & ADVERTISERS
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AUTHORS' BOOK SIGNING EVENT
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Click HERE to get more information about various historical tours being offered the weekend of the convention!
In addition to the ASALH Conference there will be additional events including a poetry slam, youth day and a workshop for teachers! To learn more about these events Click HERE.
CONVENTION SOUVENIR JOURNAL
Click HERE to download the 2014 Convention Souvenir Journal.
Moving Forward: Celebrating 100 years
At the dawn of these strivings and at all points along the road, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has played a vital role. When he founded the Association in 1915, Carter G. Woodson labored under the belief that historical truth that would crush falsehoods and usher in a new era of equality, opportunity, and racial democracy, and it has been its charge for a century. In honor of this milestone, ASALH has selected "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture" as the 2015 National Black History theme.
If you would like to support the ASALH Centennial Fund please click HERE. All donors will be listed in the Centennial materials and acknowledged at key Centennial activities.