Event Type

AHA Online, History Behind the Headlines, Webinar/Virtual Event

AHA Topics

Graduate Education, K–12 Education, Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Education

Event Description

The American Historical Association and the National Council for the Social Studies hosted a panel on effectively using the Association’s Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States and how it can be used productively in high school history classrooms. Panelists explored the history referenced in the statement, the context of its authorship, and the opportunities the statement creates for challenging classroom conversations on historical and current events.


  • Chair: Jacqueline Jones (AHA president-elect)
  • Reginald K. Ellis (Florida A&M Univ., AHA Councilor, Professional Division)
  • Tina L. Heafner (president, National Council for the Social Studies)