Allen Weinstein: Uses position to draw attention to National History Day

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Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein will host an "American Conversation" with Dr. Cathy Gorn, executive director of National History Day, on Wednesday, June 13, at 3 p.m. They will discuss the growth and significance of National History Day, the annual competition which inspires the teaching and learning of history. The National Archives provides active support to National History Day.

Dr. Cathy Gorn is executive director of National History Day and adjunct professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park, the institutional home of National History Day. She joined National History Day in 1984 when the organization was still based in Cleveland, Ohio, and was in its infancy as a national endeavor. Dr. Gorn graduated from Kent State University in 1982 and earned a Ph.D. in history at Case Western Reserve University in 1992. Dr. Gorn has contributed to, and served as editor for, more than 20 history curriculum guides.

Archivist Allen Weinstein is a former Professor of History who has held professorships at Boston University, Georgetown University, and Smith College, and is the author of numerous essays and books, including The Story of America (2002), The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America -- The Stalin Era (1999), Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case (1978 & 1997), and Freedom and Crisis: An American History (3rd edition, 1981). >From 1985 to 2003, he served as President of The Center for Democracy in Washington, DC. His international awards include the United Nations Peace Medal (1986).

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