2021 Virtual Festival Celebrates Black Lives and History [Video]


The Association for a Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announces a practical festival scheduled to start via Feb 2021. The programing celebrates a 95th Annual Black History thesis — The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

In partnership with 105 Voices of History, a Festival will underline song from a Black knowledge achieved by choirs from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The opening “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by HBCU students and choirs will also be aired.

There will be 8 open festival programs shown on a organization’s YouTube channel ASALHTV. On their channel, viewers can name to have a sign sent to them when a module starts to live stream.

Virtual Festival Free Public Events

On Monday, February 1 during 6:00 p.m. EST, there will be a grave proclamation of this year’s thesis and an introduction to a agency’s “Inaugural Virtual Black History Month Festival.”


The second open eventuality occurs on Wednesday, February 3, between 5-6 p.m. Viewers will be treated to “A Celebration of African American Life and History: Trailblazer.” Mae Jemison will be presenting a festival’s Author Talk.

Jemison is a initial Black lady to turn an astronaut. In 1992, she was a organisation member on a space convey Endeavour.

On Saturday, a 6th of February, from noon to 2 p.m., a festival presents: “From a Continent to a Americas: Foodways, Culture, and Traditions in a African American Family.”

Recipes submitted in Jan might be featured: “ASALH will examination and name recipes that best simulate aspects of a theme, and a panelists will prominence a comparison recipes in a row discussion.”

The fourth festival eventuality is a row contention entitled “How African American Families Have Been Portrayed in a Media,” that will start from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 7.

Wednesday, February 10 during 1:30 p.m. a festival will be presenting a Inaugural ASALH Book Award. Of a 61 authorised books submitted, 5 jurors narrowed a list down to 5 finalists:

  • Daina Ramey Berry Kali Gross, “A Black Women’s History of a United States,” Boston: Beacon Press, 2020.
  • William Darity, Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in a Twenty-First Century,” Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
  • Aston Gonzalez, “Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in a Nineteenth Century,” Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
  • Shana Redmond, “Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson,” Durham: Duke University Press, 2020.
  • Quito Swan, “Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environment Justice,” Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2020.

The subsequent open festival eventuality occurs on Wednesday, February 24, during 6:30 p.m. “Diving with a Purpose: Recovering and Reexamining Our Roots” is presented by a group of panelists featuring divers seeking to save Black birthright by locating and study wreckages of worker ships and restoring artifacts.

The final open festival programs will be on Sunday, February 28; one from noon to 2 p.m. and a other during 7-8 p.m.

  • At noon, Dr. Charlene Dukes will pronounce on a “Black Family and Education.” Dr. Dukes recently late from her position as boss of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), where she served 13 years. As a rarely reputable educator, her contention should infer to be enlightening.
  • At 7:00, ASALH and PBS Books unite “A Special Conversation between Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Nubia Kai Sundiata Cha-Jua.”

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


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