The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War.  The theme speaks, therefore, to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. 

Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, ASALH President


Welcome to the website for the Charleston Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). We are one of several branches across the United States. For more information about the Association please see here.

We are a group of individuals and institutions that promote the study of African American history by hosting lectures and panel sessions. 

View this website to find out more about what we do and how to join the Association. 

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