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Washington Bar Association Honor

Allie Latimer, ASALH Member from C. DeLores Tucker Branch, will be honored by the Washington Bar Association on May 3, 2014 as a 2014 Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit Awardee.

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Posted: 04/16/14

The Late Dr. Thomas DeLaine

ASALH sadly acknowledges the death of Dr. Thomas DeLaine, President of the Julian Branch of ASALH in Baltimore County, MD.

Posted: 03/03/14

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Honors Their Own During Women's History Month Observance

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 in observance of Women's History Month, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will honor three members who have made major national and international contributions in media, business, education and philanthropy.

The honorees will include:

  • Dorothy Butler Gilliam
  • Ms. Gilliam
  • Mrs. Johns
  • Dr. Vaughn

Founded in 1838, Metropolitan was formed by two existing churches: Israel Bethel A.M.E., founded in 1821 and Union Bethel A.M.E., which was also founded in 1838. The parent A.M.E. Church movement grew out of an anti-segregation protest in Philadelphia in 1787. Similarly, both Israel Bethel and Union Bethel began as a result of dissatisfaction among African Americans over racial segregation here in Washington at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church. The name of the Church was officially changed to Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in 1872 at the Baltimore Conference. Metropolitan recently celebrated its 175th Anniversary with a year-long series of events and celebrations, including the 2nd visit by President Barack Obama and the first family.

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Posted: 03/03/14

Senate Resolution for Black History Month

On February 26th 2014, the Senate resolved that:

  • Acknowledges that all people of the United States are the recipients of the wealth of history provided by Black Culture
  • Recognizes the importance of Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on the complex history of the United States
  • Acknowledges the significance of Black History Month as an important opportunity to recognize the tremendous contributions of African Americans to the history of the United States

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Posted: 03/03/14

White House - My Brother's Keeper

02/27/14 - From the East Room of the White House, President Obama took action to launch My Brother's Keeper - a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead.

For decades, opportunity has lagged behind for boys and young men of color. But across the country, communities are adopting approaches to help put these boys and young men on the path to success. The My Brother's Keeper initiative will partner with leading foundations and businesses to take a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to build ladders of opportunity and unlock the full potential of boys and young men of color - and they're getting to work immediately.

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Posted: 03/03/14

Mary McLeod Bethune Archives Relocation

Beginning February 18, 2014, the National Park Service will be relocating the National Archives for Black Women's History holdings and collections presently housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS (1318 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005), to the National Park Service-National Capital Region, Museum Resource Center (3300 Hubbard Road, Landover, Maryland 20785).

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Posted: 02/12/14

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Local Arrangements Committee for the 99th Annual Convention Meeting

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month

  • March 20, 2014
  • April 17, 2014
  • May 15, 2014
  • June 19, 2014
  • July 17, 2014
  • August 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: LeMoyne-Owen College
Brownlee Hall, Room 31
807 Walker Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126

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2014 Annual Convention
September 24 - 28, 2014

The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
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Call for Papers

2015 Centennial Convention
September 21 - 27, 2015
Sheraton Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

2016 Annual Conference

October 4 - 9, 2016
Marriott Hotel
Richmond, VA