Welcome to the ASALH Members Page! Below you will find general news and information about ASALH membership and activities from the National Office and the Branches.
If you would like to perform individual member actions such as renewing your membership in ASALH, registering for ASALH events, or purchasing items from the ASALH store, please visit ASALH Online
Branch Leadership and Members Conference Calls
At least three times a year, the Vice-President for Membership and the Membership Committee holds a call with the branch leadership and any member of a branch or organizing branch who would like to dial in. Details on the call are emailed to branch members and documents for the call are posted in this section prior to the call.
Branch officers and members, please note the dates for the next conference call with the Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, National Vice President for Membership. All calls will be held at 8:00 pm EST.
The schedule for the 2014 calls are as follows:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Please Dial: (857)-216-6700
Participation Code: 459954
Congratulations to the following members who were elected to the Executive Council
The following individuals are the Executive Council Class of 2017:
- Thomas Battle
- Martha Biondi
- Bettye Gardner
- James B. Stewart
- Nikki Taylor
- Gladys Gary Vaughn
ASALH Constitution and Bylaws Changes
The Bylaw amendment was approved by the Executive Council at its February meeting and reaffirmed at its
June Executive Council meeting. The Committee presents the following amendments for approval by the
General Membership. Voting on these proposed changes to the bylaws will be held on Thursday, September
25th at the General Membership meeting.
Click here to view the amendment change.
ASALH Community Board
The Community Board is where ASALH members can post their own announcements, upcoming events, and even job listings!
The ASALH Community Board can be found here. You may submit an announcement or
other information for the ASALH website using our website submission form here.
ASALH Branch Reports
Each branch is required to complete the Yearly Branch Report and submit it to the ASALH Headquarters by January 15th.
Branch members, please assist your president in making sure your reports are in on time.
Remember, our bylaws require that your branch status via branch reports be reviewed by our Executive Council members
at the June meeting. They look forward to the report of your projects and how you promote the legacy of Dr. Woodson.
A conference call was held on November 21, 2013 to review this new reporting document. The majority of our branches
had representatives on the call. Please ask your branch president share what was covered during your next meeting.
If you have any questions regarding these reports, please contact the Vice President for Membership,
Dr. Janet Sims-Wood by email.
Branches can submit reports online or by paper form. These forms can be found here.
Read the February 2013 ASALH President's Report from
Daryl Michael Scott
Now is the time to renew your ASALH Membership!
Renewon-line by clicking this link:
Easy Membership Renewal
Constitution and Bylaws
Click here for the current copy of the Constitution
and Bylaws. It is updated to reflect the change that was voted at the October 3, 2013 General membership Meeting regarding branches.
Make sure you get your ASALH mailings! If you did not receive your Summer 2014 issue of the Journal of African American History (Vol. 99, No. #3), contact Byron Dunn at
If you change your mailing address, send us your updated contact information. If you have any
questions, contact our Membership Department at