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OAH Statement on the AP Test

The Organization of American Historians supports the Revised Framework for the Advanced Placement and U.S. History Course and Exam. In response to recent criticism of the College Board, the OAH affirms that expert teachers and scholars of good will designed and conducted the extensive process of revision. The OAH is proud to be associated with these dedicated and professional teachers and historians. Many are OAH members.

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9th Annual ASALH Convention

September 24-28, 2014 at The Peabody Memphis; Memphis, TN 

Civil Rights in America-More than 175 sessions featuring prominent figures in Black cultural studies and special events to include:

  • Journal of African American History Reception
  • Authors' Book Signing
  • Teacher's Workshop
  • Youth Day
  • Black History Bus Tours
  • Carter G. Woodson Luncheon
  • Annual ASALH Banquet and much, much more!

Valley of the Dams: The Impact and Legacy of the Tennessee Valley Authority

​A SYMPOSIUM AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT ATLANTA
5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 – 4:00

View the new supporting online exhibit Valley of the Dams: The Impact and Legacy of the Tennessee Valley Authority at http://www.archives.gov/atlanta/exhibits/exhibits-tva.html

The National Archives at Atlanta is the repository of approximately 13,000 cubic feet of records documenting the impact and legacy of the Tennessee Valley Authority. These historic sources are ripe for new scholarship and discovery. This year's symposium encourages research in these diverse records, features scholars whose published works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars from universities and colleges across the Southeast and the nation.

Pre-registration is required.
Registration is free and limited to 200 participants.
To register online, go to: http://www.archives.gov/atlanta/tva-symposium/
To register by email:

Update on Proposed NEH Budget Cuts

The OAH just recieved the following advocacy update from Stephen Kidd, Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance. "Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that rescinds the proposed $8 million cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thanks to the many of you who responded to last week's action alert, the amendment passed with substantial bipartisan support.This is a very important step in preserving NEH's capacity. In the coming weeks, we may need to call on you to contact your elected officials again as this funding bill proceeds through Congress and faces additional challenges."