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Slavery Quadricentennial: The 400 Years of African-American History Commission

You may have missed this federal legislation so I am providing a streamlined version of it. The commission expires in 2020 with the scheduled production of a final report. H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act 115th Congress (2017-2018) Public Law No: 115-102 (01/08/2018) To establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, […]

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Columbus Day versus Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Lose-Lose War

Columbus Day is in the news again. Given that it is months away, its appearance may seem surprising. However, in the ongoing culture wars, the battle continues throughout the year. The reason for the recent appearance of Columbus Day is due to its defeat in three states. According to a blog headline dated April 3, […]

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What’s New at the Organization of American Historians (OAH)

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) held its annual conference earlier this month. The OAH was founded in 1907and is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. It represents more than 7,800 historians working in the U.S. and abroad. Its members include college and university professors, precollegiate teachers, archivists, […]

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