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On Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is scheduled to present a panel of distinguished speakers discussing the importance of Carter G. Woodson’s courage and vision. The event will be held at the The Blackburn Center at Howard University, 2397 6th St NW. The theme for the discussion is “Hallowed Grounds; Sites of African American Memories, A Conversation on the Life and Legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson.” Panelists will include, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and national president; Pero Dagbovie, associate dean of the Graduate School and professor of History, Michigan State University; John Whittington Franklin, senior office manager, Office of External Affairs, Office of the Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture and Reginald Chapple, division chief, Office of Partnership and Philanthropic Stewardship, National Park Service. Jim Harper, chairperson and professor of History, North Carolina Central University and vice president for Programs and Publications, ASALH, will moderate the event. The event is free and open to the public.