Black History Links

Sebastian Wright, a senior at Booker High School, one of the 2011 Manasota ASALH scholarship award recipients who will attend the University of Florida, discusses Black History at the March membership meeting.

Black History Websites

The Mission of ASALH is to disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture. We believe a web site is an ideal way to do that. We envision the ASALH web site as a place that teachers, students and many others will go to find links to Black History. We are asking you to become part of our team and help us identify web sites that will provide such linkages.

Please submit your links to us via email at:

Information uncovered about slave trade in Camden, New Jersey:


Did You Know?

The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

In the decades the followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The 2013 theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, marked the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two pivotal events in African-American history.