Saturday, October 5, 2019
12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Hotel and Convention Center
5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418
During the 104th ASALH Conference

It is ABWH’s Ruby Anniversary (1979-2019)! Get your tickets for the 40th Annual ABWH Awards Luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.

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Announcement about this year’s luncheon

Tickets, Donations, and More:

Early-bird tickets are now on sale through August 22 at $40 for ABWH Life Members, $45 for all others. From August 23 to September 5, if still available, tickets will be $50 for ABWH Life Members, $55 for all others. (Please be sure to click the item description to add details, such as name, dietary restrictions, and sizes before clicking “Add to Cart.”)

To provide support for our prizes and awards, for the Graduate Student Reception, and for graduate students seeking travel assistance to present at the ASALH conference, ABWH reaches out to history departments, university presses, and individuals who share our mission to provide a more comprehensive account of our shared past. Please consider making a donation. For more information about various donor levels, please scroll down on this page under “Special Features at this Year’s Luncheon.”

Click Cart > Shop from the website menu or click this link to purchase tickets, make donations, and purchase ABWH-branded items. (Please be sure to click the item description to add details, such as name, dietary restrictions, and sizes, and/or to request additional info, such as a W9 or invoice before clicking “Add to Cart”.)

Can’t pay online? Click here to download a paper form to order tickets and/or make a donation by check.

About the Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. Dr. Anderson’s research and teaching focus on public policy and issues of race, justice, and equality in the United States. A sought-after speaker and best-selling, award-winning author, her most recent work, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy, was long listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in nonfiction.

She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960; andWhite Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide, a New York Times bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

From the end of the Civil War to our combustible present, an acclaimed historian reframes the conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to Black progress in America. One Person, One Vote will be available for sale during the luncheon, courtesy of Itinerant Literate Bookstore.

Special Features at this Year’s Luncheon:

“Hats Off to Roz” during this year’s luncheon

Show off your chapeau! We invite guests to wear hats to the luncheon in honor of our recently departed co-founder Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, who was often seen wearing a hat at formal and informal public functions.

“Hats Off to Roz” VIP Table

Institutions and individuals may purchase a table for ten guests for $450. The VIP Table includes: VIP, reserved seating in the front two rows; a student ambassador to assist guests with seating; a distinctive centerpiece; ten free gift-boxed mugs with the ABWH 40th anniversary logo; listing in the luncheon program; and acknowledgment from the podium during the luncheon. Choose Cart > Shop from the website menu or click this link to purchase a VIP Table. (Be sure to click item description to add needed information before clicking on “Add to Cart.”)

Support the Luncheon and Graduate Student Reception with your donation

Your  donations help us offset the costs of the luncheon and Graduate Reception, support graduate student travel to ASALH, and fund our awards. Choose Cart > Shop from the website menu or click this link to make a donation. (Be sure to click item description to add needed or request additional information before clicking on “Add to Cart.”)

Ruby Sponsor (Donations of $1,000 or more)

Ruby Sponsors who donate $1,000 or more receive: full-color, large logo placement on website, social media, promotional materials, luncheon program back page, and event sponsor board/video screens at the luncheon; two free luncheon tickets with VIP, reserved seating on the first row; two tote bags and two coffee mugs with the ABWH 40th anniversary logo; a free copy of Dr. Anderson’s book One Person, No Vote; and special recognition from the podium at the luncheon.

Sapphire Sponsor (Donations of $500-$999)

Sapphire Sponsors who donate $500 to $999 receive: full-color logo placement on website, social media, luncheon program back page, and event sponsor board/video screens at the luncheon; one free luncheon ticket with VIP, reserved seating on the first row; a free copy of Dr. Anderson’s book One Person, No Vote; and acknowledgment from the podium at the luncheon.

Topaz Sponsor (Donations of $200-$499)

Topaz Sponsors who donate $200 to $499 receive: highlighted acknowledgment in the luncheon program and a free gift-boxed ABWH 40th anniversary commemorative lapel pin.

“Hats Off to Roz” Donors (Donations up to $199)

Institutions and individuals may make a donation in any amount. Those who make a donation of at least $40 receive acknowledgement in the luncheon program. 

Additional information for donors: Indicate in your cart if you need an invoice, W9 form, and/or 501c3 letter. You may also email abwhtruth@gmail.com. Please be sure to include a contact number and email address in the email.

Buy your Ruby Anniversary ABWH Swag before the luncheon and pick it up at ASALH

Purchase your ABWH-branded merchandise in advance. We will have the items available for pick up at the luncheon in North Charleston. We will also have some items for sale at the luncheon (cards only, no cash). Please print out and bring your receipt (confirmation email) to the luncheon to claim your items. Choose Cart > Shop from the website menu or click this link to make a donation. (Please be sure to click the item description to add details, such as details for delivery and sizes before clicking on “Add to Cart.”)

We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate mail orders. Order and ask a friend attending ASALH to pick up your package for you.

Packages

Ruby Package $75 (save 10%, that’s $8 off, if purchased separately): One of everything! T-Shirt (not shown), Cloth Tote, Tumbler, Sports Bottle, Lunch Cooler, and Coffee Mug

Gem Package $46 (save 10%, that’s $6 off, if purchased separately): 3 Selected Items: T-Shirt (not shown), Lunch Cooler, and Tumbler (t-shirt image to follow)

Sports Pack $39 (save 10%, that’s $4 off, if purchased separately): 3 Selected Items: T-Shirt (not shown), Canvas Tote, and Sports Bottle

A la carte

You can also purchase items individually. To purchase “ABWH Swag” packages or a la carte items, choose Cart > Shop from the website menu or click this link to make a donation. (Please be sure to click the item description to add details, such as name, dietary restrictions, and sizes, and/or to request additional info, such as a W9 or invoice.)