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Previous Conferences

Annually, scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities host the conference as a forum to continue the work of ASBS. The theme of the 86th Conference is the The March Continues: Political, Economic, and Societal Challenges Post Pandemic. The conference will be held in Jackson, MS on March 13-16, 2024. Previous conferences include:

  • 2020:  Atlanta, GA: The Last 100 Years: Political Agendas, Economic Policies, and Societal Issues

  • 2019:  Fayetteville, NC:  Multiple Realities of America: Progress, Stagnation, or Regression

  • 2018:  Nashville, TN:  Promoting Social Change Through Building Resilience

  • 2017:  Bossier City/Shreveport, LA:  Educational Agents of Change: Connecting Past and Future Generations

  • 2016:  Jackson, MS:  Voices of a Global Black Community: Life in America and Beyond

  • 2015:  Fayetteville, NC:  ASBS 1935 to 2015:  80 Years of Responding to the Call

2018 - Nashville, TN

March 7-10


2019 - Fayetteville, NC

March Dates to be Announced


2020 - Atlanta, GA

March Dates to be Announced


For more information, contact Doreen B. Hilton, Ph.D., Executive Secretary at 910-672-1680 or

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