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ASALH Poetry Slam: Black Women in American Culture and History

ASALH - Association for the Study of Afro American Life and History

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM (EDT)

Pittsburgh, PA

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Type End     Quantity
Poet Performer
Registration for Contestants in the Poetry Slam ONLY. You must register by August 13th!
Ended Free  
Conference Participant Performer
This ticket is SOLELY for those registered for the conference and signing up to perform for Open Mic.
Ended Free  
Attendee
Attendees Only. ASALH Conference attendees are encouraged to register as well.
Ended Free  

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97th Annual ASALH Convention
September 26 -30 2012

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2012 National Black History Theme:
Black Women in American Culture and History

 

POETRY SLAM

Friday, September 28 10pm - 12:30pm

Westin Hotel & Conference Center

1000 Penn Avenue


PRIZES

$300 - 1st place

$150 - 2nd place

$75 - 3rd place

 Contestants MUST focus upon the following ASALH 2012 theme


Black Women in American Culture and History

From the American Revolution to the present, African American women have played a myriad of critical roles in the making of our nation. The labor and leadership, their motherhood and patriotism, and their intellectual and artistic expression have all enriched both the African American community and the nation at large. In slavery and freedom, their struggles have been at the heart of the human experience, and their triumphs over racism and sexism are a testimonial to our common human spirit.

The accomplishments of these exceptional women are the expressions of a vibrant culture in which African American women play a singular role. The labors, struggles, organization, and sacrifices of common women have made possible the prominence of heralded individuals. In churches, community groups, literary societies, sororities, and advocacy organizations, African American women have been the core of organized black life, but here their strivings have often escaped the gaze of the public and hence their history is too little known.

Their story is unique in the annals of American history. Black women were held as slaves and middle-class black women labored while their counterparts were housewives. Subjected to a long history of stereotypes about their sexuality, morality, spirituality, and intellect, African American women have never succumbed to victimhood and have pressed forward to uplift themselves, their families, and their community.

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Westin Hotel and Conference Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM (EDT)


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ASALH - Association for the Study of Afro American Life and History

From the founders of Black History Month, our Annual Conference comes to Pittsburgh!

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