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Saturday, May 2103:45 - 05:30 PM

Session 8

African American History as American History

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Part 2

Panelists will explore African American history as American history by addressing topics such as the changing imperatives of public culture, diasporic frames, and the evolution of democracy.


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Earl Lewis

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


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Darlene Clark Hine

Northwestern University

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Thomas C. Holt

University of Chicago

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Jacqueline Jones

University of Texas at Austin

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James Grossman

American Historical Association

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Nell Irvin Painter

Princeton University


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Marcia Chatelain

Georgetown University

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Stephanie J. Shaw

The Ohio State University

Session Time Slot(s)

05/21/2016 - 15:45-05/21/2016 - 17:30

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Every Generation Has to Write Its Own History

During the late 1960s and early ‘70s, there was concern amongst some American historians that efforts underway to establish an African American history field were somewhat misguided.  They insisted, among other reasons, that African American history was already included in American history.  A panel session at The Future of the African American Past symposium, “African American History as American History,” certainly called to mind that discussion.  It also called to mind a...

African American History Is American History

“Wow!” In the closing session, Andrew W.

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