African American History

  • AHA Member Spotlight: G. Jasper Conner

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Oct 8, 2021

    G. Jasper Conner is a PhD candidate at the College of William & Mary. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, and...
  • Mechal Sobel (1933–2021)

    Sharon Halevi | Sep 30, 2021

    Mechal Sobel, historian of early American life and culture and African American history, died on March 24, 2021, in Haifa, Israel.
  • Abstract and Ill Informed

    From the President

    Jacqueline Jones | Aug 12, 2021

    Critical race theory provides insights into why achieving the ideals enshrined in the Founders' declaration that "all men are created...
  • “The Culture Wars—They’re Back!”


    Laura Ansley | Aug 11, 2021

    From local school board meetings to state legislatures to the US Capitol, Americans are fired up about what should, and...

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  • AHA Member Spotlight: Barbara L. Tischler

    Matthew Keough | Jul 27, 2021

    Barbara L. Tischler is a lecturer in the Black Male Initiative program at Empire State College, State University of New...
  • Linda Hunter Rowe (1945–2020)

    Cathleene B. Hellier | Jul 19, 2021

    Linda Hunter Rowe, a historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who retired in 2017 after 50 years of service, died on October 23, 2020.
  • History Lessons on Film

    Nathalie Barton | Jun 30, 2021

    Historians should watch films like Judas and the Black Messiah as much for their filmmaking as their history making.
  • A Juneteenth Dilemma

    Channon Miller and T.J. Tallie | Jun 22, 2021

    Juneteenth has a specific cultural history and intent; it cannot be generalized into a wider celebration of freedom for all people in the United States.
  • Grant of the Week: American Slavery’s Legacy across Space and Time

    Karen Lou | Jun 1, 2021

    The Social Science Research Council is now accepting applications for its American Slavery's Legacy across Space and Time: Small Grants Program. 

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