African American History

  • AHA Member Spotlight: Roger Davidson Jr.

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Jan 4, 2022

    Roger Davidson Jr. is an associate professor at Bowie State University.
  • Portrait of a Man

    Everything Has a History

    Brian Piper | Dec 28, 2021

    This daguerreotype invites us to explore the important history of how people of African descent participated in New Orleans's early photography scene.
  • A Tribute to Leon Litwack

    From the Executive Director, In Memoriam

    James Grossman and Waldo E. Martin | Dec 27, 2021

    Leon F. Litwack died on August 5, 2021, at the age of 91.
  • From Inclusive Public Schools to Divisive Concepts

    Current Events in Historical Context, From the President

    James H. Sweet | Dec 15, 2021

    His own experiences in public schools have influenced AHA president James H. Sweet’s views on recent “divisive concepts” debates.

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  • Teacher, Mentor, Coach

    Laura Ansley | Dec 14, 2021

    James H. Sweet, the AHA’s 138th president, shares his goals for his presidential term and reflects how his mentor Colin Palmer shaped his career.
  • Sylvia R. Frey (1935–2021)

    Emily Clark | Nov 30, 2021

    Sylvia R. Frey, historian of the American Revolution and the Black Atlantic and professor emerita at Tulane University, died on...
  • Gary B. Nash (1933–2021)

    Robin D. G. Kelley and Carla Gardina Pestana | Nov 30, 2021

    Gary B. Nash, historian of early America and of race in the United States, has died.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: G. Jasper Conner

    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.
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