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WHY A HISTORIAN?

Our OAH Distinguished Lecturers are scholars and storytellers, uniquely qualified to bring historical context to some of today's most provocative issues. They engage audiences, sharing monumental moments and unknown stories from our nation's past that influence and inform our world today. The Distinguished Lectureship Program offers Virtual OAH Lectures (custom-recorded or live with Q&A) and traditional in-person OAH Distinguished Lectures. 

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Featured Lecturer

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Barbara L. Tischler

Barbara L. Tischler is the author of numerous articles on American culture, the 1960s, and aspects of the anti–Vietnam War movement, along with An American Music (1986), Sights on the Sixties (1992), and Muhammad Ali: A Man of Many Voices (2015). She has also taught courses on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her most recent research and presentation interests include African-American history, the civil rights movement, and the discourse of enslaved people as a aspect of community, humanity, and resistance.

Featured Lecture

Muhammad Ali: Man of Many Voices

More than a boxer, Muhammad Ali stands as a representative of 1960s culture as a fighter, a self-promoter, draft resister, and a member of the Nation of Islam. This talk focuses on Ali’s transition from Golden Gloves champion to a successful petitioner for justice before the Supreme Court.

"'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.' When talking about Muhammad Ali, that says it all!"