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Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator of the 1619 Project, Discusses Her Groundbreaking Work

November 10, 2022

The event, co-sponsored by the Maxwell School, was moderated by  Jessica Lynn Elliott, a fourth-year Ph.D. history student.

Schmeller Quoted in HISTORY article on America’s First Third Party

November 9, 2022

America's first third party, the Anti-Masonic Party, was founded on the conspiracy theory that an elite group of Freemasons were secretly controlling the U.S. government. Freemasonry continued to grow in the United States during the first two decades of the 19th century, in part because it was a good way for people who wanted to enter politics to network, says Mark Schmeller, associate professor of history.

Allport Speaks with HISTORY About Queen Elizabeth’s First Televised Broadcast

October 4, 2022

Alan Allport, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History, was interviewed for the HISTORY article, "Queen Elizabeth’s First Televised Broadcast Presented a New Type of Monarch."

See related: History, United Kingdom

Kyle Provides Perspective on Queen Elizabeth’s Long Reign in WNYT Interview

September 9, 2022

Chris Kyle, associate professor of history, was interviewed for the WNYT segment, "Professor puts queen’s long reign into historical context."

See related: Europe, History

White Study on Exposure to Historical Information on Racial Inequality Featured in NBC News Article

August 12, 2022

"Historical information and beliefs about racial inequality," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven White, was featured in the NBC News article, "Teachers say in new survey they’re being told not to talk about racism and race."

Sharp Discusses the Election of 1800 With the Washington Post

July 27, 2022

Professor Emeritus James Roger Sharp was quoted in the Washington Post article, "Maryland races could take days to call. The election of 1800 was worse."

Reeher Talks to PolitiFact About the History and Popularity of the AR-15

June 30, 2022

Professor Grant Reeher was quoted in the PolitiFact article, "The history of the AR-15 and how it became a symbol of American gun culture." 

See related: Congress, History, Politics

France’s Highest Civilian Honor

June 15, 2022

Ralph Hockley ’49 was honored with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian accolade.

See related: Awards & Honors, History

Basketball Legend John Wallace '12 Says Tubman Field Study 'Was an Awesome Experience’

June 15, 2022

The former NBA player is among the many athletes who participated in the summer course at the Harriet Tubman Home.

Lasch-Quinn Cited in CNN Piece on Social Emotional Learning in Schools

May 24, 2022

Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn was cited in the CNN article, "Opinion: SEL doesn't have to be a classroom culture war."

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