A Chartered Branch of ASALH

Our mission

Our mission

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To promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about black life history and culture.

A Chartered Branch of ASALH

Our mission

Our mission

Our missionOur missionOur mission

To promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about black life history and culture.

Latest news and announcements from Manasota ASALH:

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THE GIVING CHALLENGE

21st Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic: CANCELED

21st Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic: CANCELED

We are excited to be a part of the 2020 Giving Challenge. Thanks to the Paterson Foundation -  A 1:1 match for unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per nonprofit organization will be given during the challenge.  

This means your donations will be doubled! Check back for more information coming soon.  

April 28-April 29

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21st Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic: CANCELED

21st Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic: CANCELED

21st Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic: CANCELED

 Randy Rankin is canceled in accordance with the CDCs guidance. It is recommending that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone events that consist of 50 people or more.  

Please continue to check back for more news.

This is one of our biggest fundraisers and now our online Giving Challenge will be a critical fundraiser for Manasota ASALH.

Watch for more info on the Giving Challenge. 

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Scholarships

21st Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic: CANCELED

Scholarships

Deadline has passed:  2/15/2020

Since 1998, Manasota ASALH  has awarded over $370,000 in scholarships to local 

African American students entering 

their freshman year of college. 

Click Apply now to learn more about the qualifications and the history of the program. 


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Documentary

veterans of color

Manasota ASALH Members Robert Fitzgerald and Bernard Watson appear on WEDU in connection with the airing of the “Veterans of Color” DVD in November of 2015. The hour-long film explores the untold stories of African American men and women who served in all branches of the US military. For more info click here.

Newsworthy

We are so proud of our Manasota ASALH President, Dr. James Stewart

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Dr. James Stewart was recognized in the International Journal of African Studies.

What We're About

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History Month, founded the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) on September 9, 1915. 

 

 “When you control a man’s thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions. He will find his “proper place” and stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will protest until one is made for his use. His education demands it.” 

 Manasota ASALH branch is located in the Bradenton Sarasota area. ASALH mission is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about black life history and culture.  Branch meetings of Manasota ASALH, attended by members and friends of Sarasota and Bradenton areas, 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 Manatee and Sarasota community.