African American History

  • Changing the Landscape

    Features

    Jody Lynn Allen | Oct 20, 2022

    Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved is part of a project that has taken down walls between the community and the university.
  • A Bare and Open Truth

    Features

    VanJessica Gladney | Oct 19, 2022

    When a university denied its legacy, students and faculty stepped in to do the research.
  • Slavery’s Archive

    Features

    Cassandra Berman | Oct 18, 2022

    The first step in learning a history is accessing the documents that record it.
  • Working through Injustice

    Features

    Anthony Bogues | Oct 17, 2022

    Institutional histories balance between nostalgia and truth. How do members of those institutions cope?

Most Recent

  • Louis E. Wilson (1939–2022)

    Daniel Horowitz | Sep 30, 2022

    Louis E. Wilson, historian of Africa and African Americans, died on July 10, 2022. 
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Peter Eisenstadt

    Matthew Keough | Sep 8, 2022

    Peter Eisenstadt is a working historian. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina, and has been a member since 1979.
  • Is History History?

    James H. Sweet | Aug 17, 2022

    When historians concede to discuss the past with the terms of the present, they abandon the skill set that makes them historians.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Derrick Lanois

    Matthew Keough | Jul 6, 2022

    Derrick Lanois is an assistant professor of history at Norfolk State University. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, and has been a member since 2015.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Francena Turner

    Matthew Keough | May 12, 2022

    Francena Turner is an adjunct lecturer of history at Fayetteville State University and a CLIR/Mellon Fellow and postdoctoral associate for...
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