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AHA Announcements, Funding for History

The popular Internet history forum, r/AskHistorians, a group within Reddit,¬†recently broke one its cardinal rules¬†forbidding discussion of current events (defined as 20 years old or less) to come out against the proposal in the Trump administration’s budget blueprint to eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities and other federal agencies supporting the humanities. “We don’t get political for a particular candidate . . . we get political when good history matters,” the moderators stated, urging the nearly half-million subscribers to contact their congressional representatives and voice their support for the NEA and NEH.