Number of African-American Specialists on the Rise at the American Historical Association

In its annual report to members, the American Historical Association states that it now has 14,903 members, up 1.3 percent from a year ago. More than 60 percent of all members of the association are affiliated with a four-year college or university.

The association does not disclose data on the race of its membership. However, the new data shows that nearly 5 percent of all members specialize in African-American studies. This is up from 3.8 percent in 1992.