The Legacy of James Hemings – a Paris-trained Chef enslaved at Monticello
I love it when content looks at history in the present tense. Check out Michel Martin of NPR‘s story on enslaved chef James Hemings’ of Monticello revived in the modern times… Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery
Happy Birthday ASALH!!
1915 marked the start of the venerable Association as the established call it and the emerging say ASALH. The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community To read more […]
100 Years and Counting!
This year is a milestone year for the US and the study of Black History – ASALH turns 100 and Dr. John Hope Franklin would have been 100 years old. When Carter G. Woodson and others set out to form an organization that would educate and inform the world about the achievements and impact of […]
#BlackLivesMatter I have been following the outrage on social media, the mass media accounts and the artful inspirations that have come forth from the tragedies of the loss of Black Americans during police interactions. As a preservationist, I wonder how will we or our children be able to access this history. Most of it is […]