African American History
Julius S. Scott (1955–2021)
Vincent Brown, Laurent Dubois, and Jennifer L. Morgan | Feb 28, 2022Julius S. Scott III, author of The Common Wind, has died.
Betty C. Wood (1945–2021)
Mary Beth Norton | Feb 28, 2022Betty C. Wood, retired member of the history faculty at the University of Cambridge and an AHA honorary foreign member, died on September 3, 2021.
The Danger of a Single Origin Story
Emily Sclafani | Feb 9, 2022Historians emphasize the complexities and ambiguities inherent in understanding the past. But how do we teach those aspects of historical...
The Ohio River
Tiya Miles | Jan 27, 2022When the river freezes, lives change.
A Pardon for Homer Plessy
James Grossman | Jan 25, 2022At a ceremony on January 5, 2022, the plaintiff in the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson received a posthumous pardon.
AHA Member Spotlight: Roger Davidson Jr.
Matthew Keough | Jan 4, 2022Roger Davidson Jr. is an associate professor at Bowie State University.
Portrait of a Man
Brian Piper | Dec 28, 2021This 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
James Grossman and Waldo E. Martin | Dec 27, 2021Leon F. Litwack died on August 5, 2021, at the age of 91.
From Inclusive Public Schools to Divisive Concepts
James H. Sweet | Dec 15, 2021His own experiences in public schools have influenced AHA president James H. Sweet’s views on recent “divisive concepts” debates.
Teacher, Mentor, Coach
Laura Ansley | Dec 14, 2021James H. Sweet, the AHA’s 138th president, shares his goals for his presidential term and reflects how his mentor Colin Palmer shaped his career.