Anderson Appraises Historical Significance of Second Trump Impeachment Trial for ‘AP News’

Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in an AP News article on the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald J. Trump. The piece assessed the likelihood that Trump would be found guilty or innocent as well as the longer-term consequences of the trial for politicians, historians, and democracy in the U.S. Read an excerpt quoting Dr. Anderson below along with the full piece: “Analysis: Trump’s Senate trial matters regardless of outcome.”

“For historians, what that trial does is to provide additional evidence and documentation under oath,” said Carol Anderson, a professor of African American studies at Emory University. “It also gives us a sense of the strength, or the weakness, in American democracy as the senators are confronted with this evidence.”