Hampton, Va. -- Two Hampton University history majors, Ms. Amber Pelham and Mr. Justin Williams, have been awarded National Parks Service (NPS) scholarships to attend the 101st annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The meeting will take place at the Richmond Marriot in downtown Richmond, on October 5-9, 2016. The award covers full conference registration, accommodation, tours, receptions and meals.
“ASALH is the conference where many professors, such as myself, cut our academic teeth,” said Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, Chair of the Department of Political Science and History. "To see a new generation of students attending ASALH—with such prestigious scholarship support—is a testament to the priority that ASALH places on creating a nurturing environment for young scholars. Last year ASALH celebrated its 100th anniversary; Ms. Pelham and Mr. Williams are part of a new generation who will help shape the field going into the next 100 years.”
Ms. Sylvia Y. Cyrus, Executive Director of ASALH and Hampton alumnus is committed to ensuring that students are at the table.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. As the Founders of Black History Month, ASALH carries forth the work of Woodson, the Father of Black History. Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is ASALH’s current president.