American Sociological Association

Statement on the Recent “White House Conference on American History”


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September 25, 2020

ASA has endorsed a statement “deplor[ing] the use of history and history education at all grade levels and other contexts to divide the American people, rather than…to heal the divisions that are central to our heritage…To learn from our history, we must confront it, understand it in all its messy complexity, and take responsibility as much for our failures as our accomplishments.”  Read the full statement.

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