The American Historical Association has recently launched the Long Overdue project as part of the Racist Histories and the AHA initiative. Long Overdue aims to publish obituaries for historians of color whose passing the AHA did not mark. You can read a full description of the project on the AHA website.
Long Overdue obituaries will honor those who fit these criteria:
- Must have been a person of color
- Must have been a working historian
- Must have died after 1895
- Did not receive an AHR or Perspectives obituary
How MAA members can help:
Write: We are looking for writers to work with us on these short essays, which should be approximately 700 words and should be a historian’s appreciation of a fellow historian, including their influence on colleagues, institutions, their field, and the discipline.
Questions? Contact AHA managing editor Laura Ansley at firstname.lastname@example.org.