ABS Mission Statement

Our mission is to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically disenfranchised groups in general and Black/African American people in particular.

Annual Conference
Annual Conference

The 44th Annual Conference theme is “Freedom Summer Remembered: Emerging Issues, Policy Paradigms, and the Role of Human Rights.” Visit the conference page for more information and to see the call for papers.

ABS Welcomes New Griot Editor Derrick Brooms
ABS Welcomes New Griot Editor Derrick Brooms

The Griot is a quarterly resource that presents the issues and concerns of the membership. Derrick R. Brooms, Member-At-Large, took the helm in Fall 2013. Contact him at grioteditor AT associationofblacksociologists.org with questions and content ideas.

Join ABS!
Join ABS!

Member benefits include access the ABS Newsletter, The Griot; a discounted journal rate for Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal; and access to targeted mentoring and professional development initiatives.

ABS Quotables

It has always been my belief that  sociologists should not be completely sanguine with the production of larger cores of knowledge.  Rather, sociologists should take aggressive leadership in demonstrating how that knowledge can more effectively be utilized for the greater social good.
James E. Blackwell, First ABS President ,