92nd Annual Black History Month Luncheon Feb. 24th Hosted by the Founders of Black History Month
WASHINGTON — Only a few weeks away from the 92nd annual Black History Month luncheon hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month. This year’s luncheon will be held Feb. 24th at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Doors open at noon.
This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War.”
“Times of war inevitably provide the framework for many stories related to African American soldiers, veterans and civilians,” said ASALH’s National President Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. “This year’s Black History Month theme is filled with paradoxes of valor and defeat, of civil rights opportunities and setbacks, of struggles abroad and at home, and of catastrophic loss of life and the righteous hope for peace.
“Black History Month is our time to focus national attention on the significant events and achievements of African Americans who advanced freedom and democracy,” said Higginbotham.
“God bless America, the land made great from servitude to service, as we stand on the shoulders of past generations to brighten the path for future generations with ASALH at the helm,” said Dr. James A. Dula, Maj. U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and CEO of James Dula Consulting.
Other confirmed panelists are Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Kip” Ward, president, Sentel Corporation; and Maj. Jaspen “Jas” Boothe, U.S. Army Reserves and founder/president, Final Salute Inc. The luncheon emcee is WUSA9 EMMY and GRACIE award winning anchor Andrea Roane.
Tickets can be purchased here.