Resolution Opposing the Use of “Free Speech Zones” to Restrict Academic Freedom
Approved by the Business Meeting of the American Historical Association
January 6, 2007, 4:45 p.m.
At its annual business meeting on January 6, 2007, members of the Association adopted the following resolution. The following day, the AHA Council voted to accept the resolution as AHA policy.
Whereas, The American Historical Association has already gone on record against the threat to academic freedom posed by the Academic Bill of Rights;
Whereas, Free and open discourse is essential to the success of research and learning on campus;
Resolved, That the American Historical Association opposes the use of “free speech zones,” which are an unconstitutional restriction of civil liberties and restrict academic freedom.
Last Updated: August 3, 2007