Committee on Minority Historians
The Committee on Minority Historians (CMH) monitors and works to increase the number of minority individuals entering and working in the field.
Purpose: To advocate for a more inclusive profession by representing the interest and concerns of minority historians; to foster an inclusive scholarship that challenges and transforms the practice of history, both substantively and methodologically; to work with other committees within the Association and to support the Association’s outreach to public history organizations and K–12 teachers.
Membership: 6 members, including one graduate student. Committee meets twice a year by teleconference with CMH members serving a minimum of three years. New members will be added on a staggered yearly basis.
Brenda Child, Univ. of Minnesota, Chair
Karen Cook Bell, Bowie State Univ.
Maria L. O. Munoz, Susquehanna Univ.
Mae M. Ngai, Columbia Univ.
Tyler E. Stovall, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Debbie Ann Doyle, Coordinator, Committees & Meetings
Publications and Resources
Perspectives Articles of Interest
Report on the Status and Hiring of Women and Minority Historians in Academia, Fourth Edition Developed by the AHA's Committee on Women Historians and approved by the Council, the guidelines in this report provide statistics on appointments, tenure, and promotion. This edition also discusses salary issues and the status of minority women and men. online report
Minority Students Pursuing History PhDs by Carlton Wilson
Statement on Affirmative Action by AHA Council
Minority Faculty: The History Profession and the 21st Century by Elwood D. Watson
History and Racial Identity in an Urban High School by Terrie Epstein
Interpreting Slavery in the Classroom and at Historic Sites by Jeffrey J. Crow
Teaching the History of Race in Latin America by Julio Cesar
Problems in Studying the Role of Blacks In Europe by Allison Blakeley
Film and Documentaries
Educational Uses of Native American Historical Films and Videos by Steven Leuthold
Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery : A Review by Peter Kolchin
Slaves on Screen: A Review Forum by Natalie Zemon Davis
Africa through a Western Optic by Colin Palmer
The Political Economy of Preserving the Past: The Rio Blanco Mill in Mexico by Bert S. Kreitlow