February 27th, 2020

Black Women from Convict Leasing to Mass Incarceration

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

History Department
Black History Month Lecture

October 11-12, 2019

Mass Incarceration and Slavery Conference

Tougaloo College

Jackson, Mississippi

This gathering of academics, activists, survivors, public officials, and others has two goals. The first is to understand the history and current state of mass incarceration and its connections to slavery. The second is to use that knowledge to encourage reform and social justice.

September 28-29, 2019

Justice on Trial Film Festival

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

The Justice on Trial Film Festival speaks to the challenges of people caught up in the judicial system. They know only too well the pain and injustice—the jail house beatings, the solitary confinement, the stop-and-frisk humiliations, the selective prosecutions with bad plea bargains, and the unreasonably long sentences that they suffer. They are painfully familiar with the school-to-prison pipeline that puts so many young people, particularly those of color, at risk. But their voices are often unheard beyond their own communities. The film festival creates an opportunity to project their voices to a world deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented by the media.

August 28-31, 2019

AASLH 2019 Annual Meeting

Philadelphia 201 Hotel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AASLH is pleased to announce our featured speakers for the 2019 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting, presented in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, will take place at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 28-31. The preliminary program will be mailed out in early summer, and registration will open by June 1.

August 30, 2019

400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

This day-long symposium will kick off a year of events at UC Berkeley to mark the 400 year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in North America. The events are being co-organized by the Haas Institute, the African American studies and history departments, the African American Student Development Center, and the Black Staff & Faculty Organization.