Mission Statement:

Manasota ASALH, Inc. is a chartered branch of national ASALH, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Our mission is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life history and culture.

Manasota ASALH Monthly Meetings :

Branch meetings of Manasota ASALH, attended by members and friends, are opportunities to network and to plan for ASALH events. Each meeting begins with a Moment in History, a brief presentation about a key point in local, national, or historic African American History. These presentations enrich our knowledge base and help to deepen the connection between Manasota ASALH and the community. All are welcome!

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The Cultural Resource Center at the North Sarasota Library

2801Newtown Blvd, open Tuesdays 12 noon-5 PM, Thursdays 11 AM-6 PM, Saturdays, 11 AM-1 PM and by Appointment.

The Family Heritage House Museum

at State College of Florida Manatee Sarasota, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton, Florida, open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 11 AM-6 PM

2017 Installation of Officers

New Manasota ASALH President James Stewart (left) shaking hands with outgoing President Mark Jackson after Passing of the Gavel to mark the official beginning of his presidency. In back, Mrs. Margie Lee, 1st Vice President (left) and Mrs. Lois Watson, former President who conducted the installation at Manasota ASALH General Meeting, January 27, 2017.

Moment in History – January 2013

Sarasota Mayor Willie C. Shaw, whose family has lived in Sarasota over 100 years, speaking about his path to leadership. Looking on are President Mark Jackson (seated, right) and First Vice President, Henry Richardson.