African American History

  • AHA Member Spotlight: Ofosuwa M. Abiola

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Dec 4, 2018

    Ofosuwa Abiola is an assistant professor at Howard University.
  • “We’re Not Just Students, We Are Organizers”

    Annual Meeting, Perspectives Daily

    Elizabeth Todd-Breland | Nov 29, 2018

    In 1963, Black students desegregated Chicago’s schools. In 2018, student activists are drawing inspiration from their predecessors.
  • Cataloging Black Knowledge


    Zita Cristina Nunes | Nov 20, 2018

    A “bibliomaniac” forged an alternative to Eurocentric library classifications.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Arwin D. Smallwood

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Oct 16, 2018

    Arwin D. Smallwood is professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural and...

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  • Ira Berlin (1941–2018)

    Julie Greene | Oct 1, 2018

    A towering historian of the African American experience, Ira Berlin passed away on June 5, 2018, at the age of 77.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Jocelyn Imani

    Matthew Keough | May 8, 2018

    Jocelyn Imani is principal consultant at Cultural Interpretation Consultants, LLC. She researches student activism and cultural expression during the Black Power era.
  • Lerone Bennett Jr. (1928–2018)

    Daryl Michael Scott | May 1, 2018

    Lerone Bennet Jr., a historian of Black America, passed away on February 14, 2018.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Paula C. Austin

    Matthew Keough | Apr 10, 2018

    Paula Austin is assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento. Her research interests include African American history and urban history.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Joshua Wright

    Matthew Keough | Apr 3, 2018

    Joshua Wright is associate professor of history and coordinator for the Social Studies Teacher Education Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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