Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrates centennial

Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrates centennial
Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrates centennial

Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrates centennial

Earlier this week, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History marked its 100th anniversary. Carter G. Woodson founded ASALH back in 1915 with the intention of ushering in an era of equality and opportunity for African Americans. He’s the same man who’s credited with creating Black History Month. For the past century, the Association has worked under this mission to research, write and publish the history of black lives and culture. Events are taking place throughout the weekend to commemorate the centennial. Here to talk about the history and significance of the organization, along with the commemorative events, is Lionel Kimble, the president of ASALH Chicago. (AP/File)