Former AHA Council Member Featured in MSNBC Coverage of Florida’s Ban on AP African American Studies Course (January 2023)

Former AHA Council member Reginald Ellis (Florida A&M Univ.) was interviewed on MSNBC by Ali Velshi about the decision of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida state education department to block Florida high schools from offering a new Advanced Placement African American Studies course. “Historians throughout the nation, we’re excited about this course. . . . I hope that the governor and the individuals around the governor will reconsider the great value and the great history,” Ellis says. “As professional historians, everything we do goes through a peer review process and I can confidently say that this work is solid and it is indeed sound history.”