African American History

  • Building Archives, Training Scholars

    Perspectives Daily

    Allison Robinson | Sep 3, 2020

    Working with two digital history projects during her MA studies taught Allison Robinson the value of digital work.
  • So Far Away from 1965


    Julian Zelizer | Aug 24, 2020

    The 1965 Voting Rights Act worked but its promise has never been fulfilled.
  • Between Africa and America


    Nemata Blyden and Jeannette Eileen Jones | Aug 20, 2020

    Black Americans and African immigrants have influenced American policy toward the continent for centuries.
  • A Monument to Black Resistance and Strength

    Perspectives Daily

    Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove | Aug 5, 2020

    The Washington, DC, Emancipation Memorial's complex history complicates discussions of its possible removal.

Most Recent

  • AHA Member Spotlight: William King

    Matthew Keough | Jun 19, 2020

    William King is professor emeritus of Afroamerican studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado, and...
  • Defund the Police

    Austin McCoy | Jun 12, 2020

    Historian Austin McCoy analyzes protest slogans, which can spark debate about a movement's demands, goals, and paths forward.
  • Rumors of War Arrives in the South

    Ryan K. Smith | May 18, 2020

    The erection of a Kehinde Wiley statue in the former Confederate capital is part of Richmond's latest struggle with Civil War history.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Celso Thomas Castilho

    Matthew Keough | May 7, 2020

    Celso Thomas Castilho is an associate professor at Vanderbilt University. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a member since 2008.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Jonathan Holloway

    Matthew Keough | Apr 2, 2020

    Jonathan Holloway is provost of Northwestern University and has been named the next president of Rutgers University. He lives in...

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