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Virtual OAH Lectures Now Offered

OAH Distinguished Lecturers are scholars and storytellers, uniquely qualified to bring historical context to today’s most important issues. Invite one of our speakers to virtually engage with your community on any U. S. history topic by booking a recorded or live online webinar with Q&A.

This program greatly facilitates our annual history lecture series, allowing us to bring in very high-quality speakers at relatively low cost while supporting an important organization. Thanks!

Steve Wagner, Department of Social Sciences - Missouri Southern State University

Featured Lecturer

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Craig Steven Wilder

Craig Steven Wilder studies American urban, intellectual, and cultural history. His most recent book is Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (2013). He is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (2001) and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (2000). His recent essays include: “‘Sons from the Southward & Some from the West Indies’: Colleges and Slavery in Revolutionary America,” in James Campbell and Leslie M. Harris, eds., Slavery and the University (University of Georgia Press, exp. 2019); and “War and...(Read More)

Featured Lecture

Slavery and American Universities

The story of the American college is the story of Atlantic slavery. This lecture examines the origins of American higher education in the slave trade and slavery.

""Higher education in the colonies ascended as the Atlantic slave trade peaked." "