I WAS HUMBLED, HONORED, AND PROUD to receive the ASALH "Living Legacy Award" this past weekend, October 1, 2022, at the ASALH National Convention in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1915. He later started Negro History Week in 1926. This Visionary saw the need to tell Black folks and White folks in this country about Black History-Negro History then- especially since an Incomplete, Dishonest, and Racist American history certainly does not tell it nor do racist textbook authors and historians accurately include the salient contributions of those with a Black hue of skin.
ASNLH is now The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). It continues to tell the story of who we are, what we have done, and what WE continue to do-and does it ever. ASALH ALSO sets the theme for Black History Month AND the Black History theme every year. The theme for 2023 is "BLACK RESISTANCE."
ASALH will hold its National Conference in Jacksonville, Florida September 20-24, 2023. GET READY, JACKSONVILLE.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.