Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Howard Zinn group backs move to "Abolish Columbus Day"

    The Zinn Education Project is launching a new website — zinnedproject.org/ABOLISH — to help schools and communities introduce legislation to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

  • Ted Widmer appointed director of John W. Kluge Center

    Widmer was a lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University from 1993-1997. He briefly left academia to serve as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and director for speechwriting at the National Security Council under Bill Clinton.