Sotilleo Selected to Speak at African American Life and History Conference

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Lincoln University, Pa. – A Lincoln University librarian has been selected to speak at a national conference on African American life and history.

Sophia Sotilleo, an access services librarian and assistant professor at the Langston Hughes Memorial Library, has been chosen for the five-member panel at the 101st Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference held October 5-9 in Richmond, Virginia.

Sotilleo will serve as part of the panel representing Umbra: Search African American History. Umbra is a free digital platform and widget that brings together content documenting African American history and culture in order to enable the creation of new works—research projects, scholarship, curricula, and art of all kinds—that illuminate parts of Black history that have not been enough broadly accessible.

Established September 9, 1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, which founded Black History Month along with carries forth the work of its founder, the Father of Black History. The organization continues his legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world: that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, “The Kingdom of Culture.” ASALH’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black life, history, and culture.