Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and Charleston Freedom School
A candid conversation on the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the lived experiences of three parents. By sharing their stories our presenters will lead us into an exploration of old and new approaches that can help the Black family and community navigate today’s environment.
Join the archival staff at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for a discussion on the role of archivists and archives in preserving family histories
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 via Zoom
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Sponsored by the Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and the Charleston Freedom School
Event is free and open to the public
Please use the form below to register for the event or click the link here
PROGRAM 1: PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING 2020 BLACK HISTORY MONTH THEME; “THE BLACK FAMILY”
DATE: February 1, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: Julie Monroe, President of Charleston Area Branch of ASALH
SPONSOR: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH
DESCRIPTION: This event is designed to promote the celebration of Black History Month and the year-long activity of the branch focused on theme “The Black Family.”
PROGRAM 2: “THE BLACK FAMILY: FINDING AND TELLING YOUR FAMILY STORY”
DATE: February 13, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
SPONSORS: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH, The Avery Research Center, Charleston Freedom School
DESCRIPTION: This event is the first in a year-long series of activities to encourage and promote the research, preservation, and sharing of the histories of Black families. The Avery Research Center will present approaches that we can use to construct historical narratives that reveal the identity and diversity of our families. Participants will also learn how to utilize the resources of the Avery Research Center in researching and preserving their family stories.
Conference Update – Julia-Ellen Davis, Branch President
Opportunities to Participate in the Conference
A. Volunteers – Gwendy Harris, Volunteer Coordinator/Julie Monroe
Sponsors for the Conference – Maxine Smith, LAC Coordinator
Required ASALH Branch Programs – Julia-Ellen Davis, Branch President
Founders Day (Fall 2019)
Carter G. Woodson (December 2019)
Black History Month (February 2020)
Standing Committees – Julia-Ellen Davis, Branch President
Ad Hoc Committee
Retreat – Dena Davis, Branch Historian
August 10, 2019, 1:00pm, SC Society Hall, 72 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
VI. Financial Report – Julie Monroe, Branch Treasurer
ASALH COMMUNITY-WIDE INFORMATION MEETINGS Each of the upcoming ASALH Community-wide Information Meetings about the 104th Annual Meeting and Conference will be at 5:30pm-7:00pm in the North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406 in the Montague Room (2nd floor) on the following dates. This free event is open to the public. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019