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99th Annual ASALH Convention Preview: Civil Rights In America
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”~Carter G. Woodson
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Actress, singer and writer, Kenya King, has been performing in music and the performing arts since seven. She is featured in commercials, jingles and recording projects, including the album of gospel icon Candi Staton. Her inspirational jazz single, Let Your Light Shine, has been featured on radio stations across the country. Kenya was also featured in Black Entertainment Television's (BET) popular scripted comedy series, Let's Stay Together, directed by Hollywood veteran, Kim Fields. Kenya toured with the Atlanta Workshop Players theater group for several years and performed principle roles in numerous dramatic musicals including When Sunday Comes and Rewind. As a historical re-enactor and vocalist her one-woman tribute shows Lena's Horn to Hollywood and First Lady of Civil Rights have received rave reviews. In April 2013, Kenya portrayed Mrs. Coretta Scott King at the celebration of Mrs. King's 86th birthday and launch of the Coretta Scott King Rose. Kenya has also worked as a freelance journalist since 2008, serves on the executive council board for ASALH and volunteers her time in arts and media. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and theater from Georgia State University, a master's degree in public administration, and an associate's degree in music.
ASALH 2013 National Black History Theme: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washintgon D.C.
WIth over 180 nominations national and international, 20 women were chosen to receive the Living Legacy Award. The Association of the Study of African American Life and History. ( ASALH)
Established in September 1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Assocation for the Study of African-American Life and History is the world's oldest learned society devoted tot he research, education and the status of culture and history of people of African descent.
Nurturing Our Roots Blog Talk Radio Host Antoinette Harrell is on of the 2013 ASALH Living Legacy Award for her work in the documentary production. She will be in the company 19 Black Women who changed the world through their life long works.
Please join host Antoinette Harrell and co-host Dr. Okpara Nosakhere for a discussion on this major accomplishment.
Dr. Mary Frances Berry Speaking at the ASALH Annual Luncehon!
Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black History. We continue his legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world--that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, "The Kingdom of Culture." ASALH's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History, to be, in short, the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public. We labor in the service of Blacks and all humanity
In Celebration of Black History Month, Reshawna Leaven interiews Sylvia Cyrus, Executive Director of Association of The Study of African American Life and History. The ASHLA celebrates their Centennial Year this year. This will be a great episode to learn about the organization and upcoming events.
89th Annual ASALH Black History Month Luncheon & Featured Authors Event
February 28, 2015
Authors Event: 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black History.
We continue his legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world--that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, "The Kingdom of Culture." ASALH's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History, to be, in short, the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public. We labor in the service of Blacks and all humanity.
Dr. Janette Hoston Harris is an historian, professor, activist, visionary, and a force for change. While attending Central State in 1960, Harris's case challenging segregation, "Hoston v. the State of Louisiana," went to the Louisiana Supreme Court. Harris's case eventually became part of a larger court challenge, "Garner v. Louisiana," that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1961; the case was argued and won by future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1962.
Dr. Harris served as president, 1993-1995, of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1998, she was appointed city historian for Washington, D.C., the first person to hold the post. That same year, Dr. Harris established The Legacy Award program for the DC Hall of Fame. Over the course of her professional career, she has been the recipient of numerous awards for her civic and educational commitment.
Dr. Harris is member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an artist, and the author of “Black crusaders in History, Congress and Government: Teacher's Guide” and other books. She is happily married to Dr. Rudolph Harris.
Flight to Freedom: "The Fields Family and Freedom’s Fortress”
What would you risk to gain freedom for your family?
Martha Ann Fields, her children, and her husband Washington Fields risked all to escape enslavement in Hanover County, VA to reach freedom at Fort Monroe – known as “Freedom’s Fortress” – in Hampton, Va. during the Civil War. “Flight to Freedom” is a dramatic interpretation of their journey, told through dramatic reading, song, and multimedia clips. Presented by Ajena Rogers, historical interpreter and a Fields family descendant and Drusilla Pair, genealogical researcher.
Ajena Cason Rogers, a native of Roanoke, VA, has been an impassioned interpreter of the African American experience her entire National Park Service career and is a proud descendant of Washington Fields (1815-1868) and his wife Martha Ann Fields (1813-1891) and their son James A. Fields (1844-1903). She now lives in Hanover County, where the family originated.
Drusilla Pair, a native of Newport News, VA, has been tracing her family history since 1994. She is not a descendant of the Fields family but became interested in researching the history of the Fields family after attending a presentation by Gregory Cherry (1955-2007) who shared how he acquired and restored the James A. Fields House. She is a member of the Hampton Roads Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and the Hampton Roads Association for the Study African American Life and History (ASALH).
Visit the Fields House Blog for more information about the James A. Fields House at
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). On this Black History Month 2014 broadcast, Queen Quet will focus on the history of Black History Month and the events that are being presented throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation during February 2014 as well as the history currently being made there. Tune een fa yeddi we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome William Jackson, S.T.E.A.M Educator. Mr. Jackson will discuss the presentation he helped The Gist of Freedom deliver to ASALH this week in Jacksonville, Florida via Skype.
You can view and share the power point presentation at www.TheGISTofSOCIALMedia.com
The Unbroken Chain of Qur’anic Freedom: From Africa to New Africa.” Presenters are: Dr. Hakim Rashid (Howard University School of Education)
Dr. Qadir Abdus Sabur (Board Chairman, Tawheed Prep School)
Dr. Sulayman Nyang (Howard University African Studies Department) and
Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad (Director Institute of Muslim American Studies)
ASALH's founder is Dr. Carter G. Woodson founder of Black History Month and author of the critically acclaimed book, The Mis-Education of the Negro. Promoting, researching, preserving, interpreting and disseminating information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrated their 87th Annual Black History Luncheon. This years 2013 National Black History Theme:
At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
As part of their year long celebration, ASALH along with help from their long-time parnter Farmer Insurance, continue the Living Legacy Awards to honor living examples of Black American women who have made a difference in the world. We extend congratulations to all the recipients and thanks them heartily for their dedicated service.
Nurturing Our Roots host Antoinette Harrrell was one of the awardees. Please join host Antoinette Harrell for an update about the event.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will have a conversation with another Living Legacy that was honored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) last month. Dr. Najmah Thomas and Queen Quet are both natives of St. Helena island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In honor of Women's Herstory Month, the two will share a conversation about their roots, family traditions, and the work that they each do for the global community.
Disya da we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!
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