African American History

A black and white photograph of Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for the presidential nomination, January 1972. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The following lecturers specialize in African American history.

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Christopher Agee

Christopher Agee
University of Colorado Denver

Heidi L. Ardizzone

Heidi L. Ardizzone *
Saint Louis University

Eric Arnesen

Eric Arnesen
George Washington University

Raymond O. Arsenault

Raymond O. Arsenault
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Davarian L. Baldwin

Davarian L. Baldwin
Trinity College

Mia Bay

Mia Bay
University of Pennsylvania

Dan Berger

Dan Berger
University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington Seattle

Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry
University of Texas at Austin
 Has Video Presentation

Wallace Best

Wallace Best
Princeton University

Richard J. M. Blackett

Richard J. M. Blackett
Vanderbilt University
 Has Audio Presentation

Keisha N. Blain

Keisha N. Blain *
University of Pittsburgh

David W. Blight

David W. Blight
Yale University
 Has Video Presentation

Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle
Northwestern University

John H. Bracey Jr.

John H. Bracey Jr.
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barry Bradford

Barry Bradford
Independent historian

Alfred L.  Brophy

Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

W. Fitzhugh Brundage
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lonnie G. Bunch III

Lonnie G. Bunch III
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Adrian Burgos Jr.

Adrian Burgos Jr. *
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Orville Vernon Burton

Orville Vernon Burton
Clemson University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Emeritus)

James T. Campbell

James T. Campbell
Stanford University

Clayborne Carson

Clayborne Carson
Stanford University
 Has Video Presentation

Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. Cashin
Ohio State University

William H. Chafe

William H. Chafe
Duke University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Marcia Chatelain

Marcia Chatelain
Georgetown University and New America Foundation

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb *
Columbia University

Bettye Collier-Thomas

Bettye Collier-Thomas
Temple University

Brenda E. Stevenson

Brenda E. Stevenson
University of California, Los Angeles

N. D. B. Connolly

N. D. B. Connolly
Johns Hopkins University
 Has Video Presentation

Deirdre Cooper Owens

Deirdre Cooper Owens *
Queens College, City University of New York

Edward Countryman

Edward Countryman
Southern Methodist University

Margaret S. Creighton

Margaret S. Creighton
Bates College

Spencer Crew

Spencer Crew
George Mason University
 Has Video Presentation

Jane E. Dailey

Jane E. Dailey
University of Chicago

Adrienne D. Davis

Adrienne D. Davis
Washington University

Cornelia H. Dayton

Cornelia H. Dayton
University of Connecticut

Catherine Denial

Catherine Denial *
Knox College

Bruce J. Dierenfield

Bruce J. Dierenfield
Canisius College and Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Angela D. Dillard

Angela D. Dillard
University of Michigan

James Downs

James Downs
Connecticut College

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Rutgers University
 Has Video Presentation

Jonathan Earle

Jonathan Earle
Louisiana State University

Laura F. Edwards

Laura F. Edwards
Duke University

Crystal N. Feimster

Crystal N. Feimster
Yale University

Ruth Feldstein

Ruth Feldstein
Rutgers University-Newark

Sharla M. Fett

Sharla M. Fett
Occidental College

Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman
Gratz College

Marisa J. Fuentes

Marisa J. Fuentes *
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Brett Gadsden

Brett Gadsden
Northwestern University

Kevin Gaines

Kevin Gaines
Cornell University
 Has Audio Presentation

Tiffany M. Gill

Tiffany M. Gill
University of Delaware

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Joseph T. Glatthaar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph
Duke University

Adam Goodheart

Adam Goodheart
Washington College

Laurie Green

Laurie Green
University of Texas at Austin

Cheryl Greenberg

Cheryl Greenberg
Trinity College and University of Helsinki

Kenneth S. Greenberg

Kenneth S. Greenberg
Suffolk University
 Has Video Presentation

James N. Gregory

James N. Gregory
University of Washington

Mark Grimsley

Mark Grimsley
Ohio State University
 Has Video Presentation

Kali Nicole Gross

Kali Nicole Gross
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Thomas A. Guglielmo

Thomas A. Guglielmo
George Washington University

Matthew Pratt Guterl

Matthew Pratt Guterl *
Brown University

Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn
New York University
 Has Video Presentation

Jacquelyn D. Hall

Jacquelyn D. Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Emeritus)

Sharon Harley

Sharon Harley
University of Maryland, College Park

Claudrena N. Harold

Claudrena N. Harold
University of Virginia

J. William Harris

J. William Harris
University of New Hampshire

Leslie Harris

Leslie Harris
Northwestern University

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs
Stanford University

Jonathan Scott Holloway

Jonathan Scott Holloway
Northwestern University
 Has Video Presentation

Pippa Holloway

Pippa Holloway
Middle Tennessee State University

Michael K. Honey

Michael K. Honey
University of Washington Tacoma

Tera Hunter

Tera Hunter
Princeton University

Heather A. Huyck

Heather A. Huyck
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (Emeritus)

David H. Jackson Jr.

David H. Jackson Jr.
Florida A&M University

Winston James

Winston James
University of California, Irvine

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.
University of New Mexico

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson
Harvard University
 Has Audio Presentation

Jacqueline Jones

Jacqueline Jones
University of Texas at Austin

Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones
Johns Hopkins University
 Has Video Presentation

William P. Jones

William P. Jones
University of Minnesota

Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph
University of Texas at Austin

Andrew W. Kahrl

Andrew W. Kahrl
University of Virginia

Stephen Kantrowitz

Stephen Kantrowitz
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Has Video Presentation

Jennifer Keene

Jennifer Keene
Chapman University
 Has Video Presentation

Wilma King

Wilma King
University of Missouri-Columbia (Emeritus)

Michael J. Klarman

Michael J. Klarman
Harvard University

Peter Kolchin

Peter Kolchin
University of Delaware (Emeritus)

Robert Korstad

Robert Korstad
Duke University

Barbara Krauthamer

Barbara Krauthamer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
 Has Video Presentation

Clarence Lang

Clarence Lang
University of Kansas
 Has Video Presentation

Adriane Lentz-Smith

Adriane Lentz-Smith
Duke University

Elizabeth D. Leonard

Elizabeth D. Leonard
Colby College
 Has Video Presentation

Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein
Indiana University

Leon F. Litwack

Leon F. Litwack
University of California, Berkeley
 Has Video Presentation

Laura L. Lovett

Laura L. Lovett
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Waldo E. Martin Jr.

Waldo E. Martin Jr.
University of California, Berkeley

Kate Masur

Kate Masur
Northwestern University

Lisa G. Materson

Lisa G. Materson
University of California, Davis

Micki McElya

Micki McElya *
University of Connecticut

Danielle L. McGuire

Danielle L. McGuire
Independent Scholar
 Has Video Presentation

Carol L. McKibben

Carol L. McKibben
Stanford University

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford
Howard University
 Has Video Presentation

Joanne Pope Melish

Joanne Pope Melish
University of Kentucky

Denise Meringolo

Denise Meringolo *
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Tiya Alicia Miles

Tiya Alicia Miles
Harvard University

Leonard N. Moore

Leonard N. Moore
University of Texas, Austin

Jennifer L. Morgan

Jennifer L. Morgan
New York University

Philip Morgan

Philip Morgan
Johns Hopkins University

J. Todd Moye

J. Todd Moye
University of North Texas
 Has Video Presentation

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Khalil Gibran Muhammad *
Harvard University and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Kevin Mumford

Kevin Mumford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Donna Murch

Donna Murch
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Premilla Nadasen

Premilla Nadasen
Barnard College, Columbia University

Scott Reynolds Nelson

Scott Reynolds Nelson
University of Georgia

Richard S. Newman

Richard S. Newman
Library Company of Philadelphia

Susan Eva O

Susan Eva O'Donovan
University of Memphis

Annelise Orleck

Annelise Orleck
Dartmouth College

David M. Oshinsky

David M. Oshinsky
New York University

Dylan C. Penningroth

Dylan C. Penningroth
University of California Berkeley

Christopher Phillips

Christopher Phillips
The University of Cincinnati
 Has Video Presentation

Matthew Pinsker

Matthew Pinsker
Dickinson College
 Has Video Presentation

Robert A. Pratt

Robert A. Pratt
University of Georgia

Patrick Rael

Patrick Rael
Bowdoin College

Sherie M. Randolph

Sherie M. Randolph
Georgia Institute of Technology

Marcus Rediker

Marcus Rediker
University of Pittsburgh and Collège d'études mondiales/Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme

Susan M. Reverby

Susan M. Reverby
Wellesley College (Emeritus)

Yevette Richards

Yevette Richards
George Mason University

Leah Wright Rigueur

Leah Wright Rigueur
Harvard University

Randy W. Roberts

Randy W. Roberts
Purdue University

Seth Rockman

Seth Rockman
Brown University

Renee Romano

Renee Romano
Oberlin College
 Has Video Presentation

Joshua Rothman

Joshua Rothman
University of Alabama

Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore
Cornell University

Beryl E. Satter

Beryl E. Satter
Rutgers University-Newark

Jennifer Scanlon

Jennifer Scanlon
Bowdoin College

Donna C. Schuele

Donna C. Schuele
California State University, Los Angeles and UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Leslie A. Schwalm

Leslie A. Schwalm
University of Iowa

Daniel J. Sharfstein

Daniel J. Sharfstein
Vanderbilt University

Stephanie J. Shaw

Stephanie J. Shaw
Ohio State University

Christina Simmons

Christina Simmons
University of Windsor (Emeritus)

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

LaKisha Michelle Simmons *
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Nikhil Singh

Nikhil Singh
New York University

Manisha Sinha

Manisha Sinha
University of Connecticut
 Has Video Presentation

Johnny Smith

Johnny Smith
Georgia Tech

Suzanne E. Smith

Suzanne E. Smith
George Mason University

Terri L. Snyder

Terri L. Snyder
California State University, Fullerton

Paul Spickard

Paul Spickard
University of California, Santa Barbara

Susan Strasser

Susan Strasser
University of Delaware (Emeritus)

Thomas J. Sugrue

Thomas J. Sugrue
New York University
 Has Audio Presentation

Patricia Sullivan

Patricia Sullivan
University of South Carolina

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor *
Princeton University

Heather Ann Thompson

Heather Ann Thompson
University of Michigan

Barbara L. Tischler

Barbara L. Tischler
Speyer Legacy School

Joe William Trotter Jr.

Joe William Trotter Jr. *
Carnegie Mellon University

Juliet E. K. Walker

Juliet E. K. Walker
University of Texas at Austin

Brian Ward

Brian Ward
Northumbria University

John Harley Warner

John Harley Warner
Yale University

Judith Weisenfeld

Judith Weisenfeld
Princeton University

Laura Wexler

Laura Wexler
Yale University

Jeannie Whayne

Jeannie Whayne
University of Arkansas

Deborah Gray White

Deborah Gray White
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Shane White

Shane White
University of Sydney

Craig Steven Wilder

Craig Steven Wilder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chad Williams

Chad Williams
Brandeis University
 Has Video Presentation

Heather Andrea Williams

Heather Andrea Williams
University of Pennsylvania

Rhonda Y. Williams

Rhonda Y. Williams
Vanderbilt University
 Has Video Presentation

Shannen Dee Williams

Shannen Dee Williams
Villanova University

Francille Rusan Wilson

Francille Rusan Wilson
University of Southern California

Mabel O. Wilson

Mabel O. Wilson
Columbia University

Kenneth J. Winkle

Kenneth J. Winkle
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Barbara Winslow

Barbara Winslow
Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Emeritus)

Victoria W. Wolcott

Victoria W. Wolcott
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff
Penn State University

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
University of California, Irvine
 Has Video Presentation

Andrew Zimmerman

Andrew Zimmerman
George Washington University