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AHA in the News

AHA executive director James Grossman was quoted in a Washington Post article by Isaac Arnsdorf and Jeff Stein about the agenda that former president Donald Trump has laid out for his potential second term. Grossman spoke about Trump’s “patriotic” education platform, including his “1776 Commission,” which was condemned by the AHA in 2021. “What Trump is trying to resurrect is something that was thoroughly discredited by the professional historical community in a totally apolitical context,” Grossman said. “There’s lots of places to look and see what happens when history education gets stripped of its professional integrity in the interest of a political party.”