Events and Appearances

Here's what some of the audience members have said after Allyson's book talks:

"The pleasure was truly ours and all the guests you touched with your story during the book talk. The event [was] one that will leave you enriched and encouraged.  The content is one in which we all still have work to do. Your connection was clearly authentic and heartfelt.  Through your work, you provide a vehicle for healing our families and community.  For that we are grateful, and support you as you bring more truth to light about who we all are as a people."

-Connie Dyson, Marketing Communications Manager, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN


National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, DC
May 19-21, 2016




Williams College

Williamstown, MA
April 11, 2016


Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
March 25, 2016


“What Matters to Me and Why”

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
February 17, 2016


Emory University

Atlanta, GA
February 15, 2016


Keynote Speech at Alumni Night at Morristown High School of African American History and Culture

Morristown, NJ
December 1, 2015


National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, TN
December, 2015


Menlo College

Monday Speaker Series
Menlo Park, CA
Fall 2015


Kepler’s Bookstore

Menlo Park, CA
Fall 2015


Miami International Book Fair

November 20-21, 2015


 “The Future of the American Past”

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, DC
November 19-21, 2015


National Center for Development and Faculty Diversity Series

Virtual Conference
November 12, 2015


Conference of Nordic Whiteness

National Library of Norway
Oslo, Norway
November 11, 2015


American Political History Workshop

Princeton, NJ
October 29, 2015


Chicago Humanities Festival

Chicago, IL
October 25, 2015


Texas Book Festival

Austin, TX
October 17-18, 2015


Rice University

Houston, TX
October 15, 2015


Southern Book Festival

Nashville, TN
October 9-11, 2015


"Great Teaching Showcase"

Stanford, CA
October 8, 2015


Stanford + Connects

Washington, DC
September 26, 2015


Indiana University

Bloomington, IN
September 17, 2015


The Feminist Press

BookCourt Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
September 16, 2015


Menlo College Speaker Series

Menlo Park, CA
Fall 2015


A Company of Authors

Stanford University
April 25, 2015,  1pm
Stanford Humanities Center
Levinthal Hall


“Life Beyond Boxes: Fashioning and Refashioning American Identity in the Long Twentieth Century”

Commentator at Roundtable Discussion
Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting
St. Louis, MO
April 2015


“Passing Un-Conference”

Brown University
Providence, RI
March 13, 2015

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National Archives

Washington, DC
February 27, 2015


Atlanta History Center

Atlanta, GA
February 7, 2015


“Scholarly Voices of the African Diaspora”

The Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, CA
December 6, 2014


Stanford University

Stanford, CA
October 2, 2014


Festival of Books

Morristown, NJ
September 27, 2014