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Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Clara Small Attends History Conference

SALISBURY, MD--Dr. Clara L. Small, associate professor of history in the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury State University, recently presented two papers at the 1998 annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and the California Council for the Promotion of History (CCPH) annual meeting.

Held in Sacramento, CA, the theme of this years conference was Its A Living: The Business of History.

During the conference Small presented a formal speech and served on the panel, History and Race: Impacts of the National Park Services Steps Toward One America, which featured a discussion about the continuing conviction of various Department of the Interior and National Park Service initiatives. The panel also discussed the events that resulted from President Clintons Toward One America---A Dialogue on Race that have generated public and academic issues on history and the environment. Other members of the panel included Robert Faithful, special assistant to the deputy director, National Park Service, Washington, D.C., and Dr. Sherman Jackson, professor of history, Miami (OH) University.

Small also served on a panel and presented a paper on the topic, The Supreme Court, Public Law and Slavery, which demonstrated how the tools of history were used in research and interpreting primary documents and other resources necessary to help reconstruct a more comprehensive understanding of America. past. The panel focused on the role of the Supreme Court, and the federal and states public policy on slavery.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASL)is a non-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. It is the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history. The California Council for the preservation of the promotion of History was formed to encourage, represent, promote and foster educational programs and other activities related to the practice of history in California.


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