This site is maintained by Daryl Michael Scott, immediate past president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), to promote the vision of the Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson. My commitment to ASALH began in the early 1980s when I began reading the Journal of Negro History as I prepared for graduate school. When I discovered that it was being published irregularly, I pledged that I would do what I could in my career as a scholar to keep the journal alive. From 2003 through 2015, I served on the Executive Council of ASALH and came to appreciate the vision of Woodson, who created an organization that could at once serve people of African descent, especially in the United States, and the world at large by publishing the truth about the role of black peoples in history. Over the years, I have discovered that ASALH is an organization that is more complex than meets the eye and that such a site would aid in assisting the black community at large, and the ASALH membership in particular, in keeping right with the Woodson tradition. If at time this site is critical, it is out of a deep concern that we do not lose the vision of Woodson, at least not without grappling with its continued relevance.
At present this effort is not formally incorporated, and does not have 501(c)3 status. Please keep this in mind for tax purposes.