Distinguished Lectureship Program

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Honoring Native American Heritage

Calvin Coolidge with group of Native Americans outside White House

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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program features 42 speakers specializing in Native American history.

OAH Lecturers can be booked as guest speakers for in-person or virtual keynote addresses and lectures, book talks, to headline special events, conferences, and historical commemorations, and to lead workshops and professional development events.

Virtual OAH Lectures Offered

The Distinguished Lectureship Program has coordinated hundreds of virtual events for colleges, libraries, schools, historical societies, faith-based organizations, professional development workshops, museums, and community organizations. Virtual format options include live online presentations with Q&A, custom-recorded talks, as well as hybrid events (for an in-person audience and virtual attendees.)

Craig Wilder is a generous, warm speaker who conveyed the material in a compelling manner through the use of visuals and the Q&A.

Courtney McDermott, Tufts University, MA

About the Speaker

Carl Suddler is an assistant professor of history at Emory University. His publications, teaching, and public scholarship have placed him among a small number of African American scholars who study the intersections of Black life, crime, and sports since the late nineteenth century. Suddlers first b...


Featured Lecture

“The Way I See It”: Black Youth and Racial Injustice

Criminality and its relation to Black youth, for all its singularities, continues to resonate as a national concern; however, few are willing to accept the reality of their plight. The Way I See It is an overview of Suddler's book, Presumed Criminal, where he points to a critical shift in the carcer...