2021 Black History Month Virtual Festival

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History(ASALH) is celebrating the 95th Black History month with a virtual festival.  This years theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

The marquee event is on Saturday, February 20th, 2021.  It will run from 1pm-3pm ET.  This event is Finding Our Roots in African American History: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.  

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.  Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is a professor of Afro-American Studies, African American Religion and the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African American Studies at Harvard University.

You can register for the event here.

Tickets are $50 for the event with additional pricing options to include a copy of A Promised Land by Barack Obama.

The marquee event will be shown on ASALH TV, the associations YouTube channel.  It will be hosted by Joe Madison.

All other events are free to the public. A full schedule of events can be found here.