At its April 2, 2000, meeting, the OAH Executive Board adopted the statement on diversity below, which had been drafted by the OAH Committee on the Status of Minority History and Minority Historians.
“The Organization of American Historians is committed in principle and action to fostering diversity within the historical profession. To this end, the OAH affirmatively acts for the inclusion of all who wish to join, participate, and have a voice in the organization. The OAH believes that given today’s increasingly global interactions, there must be concerted efforts to promote understanding, sensitivity, and respect for the range of cultures, abilities, and human identities as they have developed historically and in the present. The OAH believes in the principles of equality and social justice for all.”