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September 25, 2020

Executive Committee Endorses AHA statement on White House History Conference

AHA Statement on the Recent "White House Conference on American History” (September 2020)

The AHA has issued a statement on last week’s “White House Conference on American History” deploring the tendentious use of history and history education to stoke politically motivated culture wars. 

As of September 24, 29 organizations, including the American Studies Association, signed onto the statement.

Download the statement as a PDF.

Approved by AHA Council, September 23, 2020

On September 17, the White House announced, “In commemoration of Constitution Day, President Trump will travel to the National

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