The Coming of ASALH to Jacksonville, Florida
The influence of African American culture in Jacksonville extends
in historical literature, poetry, musical verse and linguistically
eloquent and powerful citation. From the historical significance
of the Harlem of the South as Jacksonville was known as;
influences of Harlem of New York, African American culture has
ingrained itself into the progressive growth of the Jacksonville,
Florida society that celebrates intellectualism, cultural solidarity
and diversity, the significance of the commemoration of Freedom
ASALH – Association for The Study of African American Life and
History, Inc will celebrate its 98th conference in Jacksonville,
Florida from Wednesday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 6th.
The theme will be “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality”
will provide multiple panels of discussion featuring prominent
figures in Black cultural studies. Educators of all levels are
encouraged to learn important information to share with
their students. To show the connection of cultural pride and
the value of intellectualism and academic success.
Jacksonville, Florida will host discussions, book signings,
poetry slam, workshops, tours, seminars, think tanks,
the Carter G. Woodson Luncheon and Annual ASALH
Banquet. There will be additional events and activities that
provide opportunities to learn of the contributions of
African Americans of the past and just as importantly the
Parents and grandparents should bring their children so
they may learn lessons of Black pride, cultural dignity,
educational value and economic empowerment.
The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront will be
the home of ASALH from Wednesday, October 2nd to
Sunday, October 6th.
Celebrating the 2013 theme of:
“At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation
Proclamation and the March on Washington”
The ASALH Annual Meeting will be a cultural explosion
of pride, dignity, education of Africans and people of African
descent. Expected to attract several thousand people locally,
nationally and internationally, will allow the Jacksonville
community to interact with community builders, educators,
business professionals, and political movers and shakers.
ASALH was founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and
is the world’s oldest learned society devoted to the research,
education, and the status of culture and history of people of
Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s influence for Blacks and people of
African descent can be seen in areas of higher education, speeches,
presentations, writings and other influences for Black people.
Too many Blacks forget Dr. Woodson’s contribution to Black
History Month and the celebration of Black achievement and
accomplishment in the United States.
Phone: 202 238 5910
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