Event Type

AHA Learn, AHA Online

AHA Topics

Social Studies Standards, Teaching & Learning

Event Description

In the ongoing battle over “divisive concepts” legislation in schools, historians find themselves on the front lines. This panel, which took place in February 2022 as part of AHA22 Online, provides historical context for this controversy and helps equip historians with the tools they need to advocate effectively for the professional integrity of history education in the United States.


  • Chair: Kathleen M. Hilliard, Iowa State University
  • Karlos Hill, University of Oklahoma
  • Jennifer Turner, Amity Regional School Board
  • Trinidad Gonzales, South Texas College
  • Leland J. White, National Coalition for History