The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the American Historical Association with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and HISTORY ™ Channel will co-sponsor a major scholarly conference to examine the state of ongoing research into African American History. The conference, titled “The Future of the African American Past,” will be held at two locations on the Smithsonian Mall, Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian; Friday and Saturday, May 20 and May 21, 2016, 8:35 AM-5:30 PM, in the Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of American History. The conference will bring together over 60 scholars from colleges and universities around the country to build upon the historic gathering at Purdue University in October 1983 called “The State of Afro-American History” and will reflect the change in scholarship over the past 30 years. Part of the discussion will focus on the role public history and its implications for the relationship between history and memory. Additionally, the conference will forecast NMAAHC’s mission to provide our audiences with access to current research trends and rigorous scholarship of American history filtered through and African American lens. To learn more about FAAP, please click on this link: https://futureafampast.si.edu/.
Date & Time
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
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