Abraham Lincoln (1864), suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (no date recorded), and civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph (1964). Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
What makes a great leader? Ask a historian.
The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, a speakers bureau devoted to American history, features more than 80 historians who speak about a wide variety of American leaders and leadership skills.
OAH Distinguished Lecturers can offer insights on topics that include:
- Entrepreneurs of the New Deal
- Abraham Lincoln and Leadership
- Word Warriors: American Indian Political Activists and the United States
- Beyond the Legend: Cesar Chavez, Charismatic Leadership, and the Relevance of Accountability
- Cadre Trailblazers: The Integrated Officer Training Schools of World War II
- Let George Do It: George Washington as Leader of the Continental Army and the First President
- Voices from the Grassroots: Life Narratives, Performance, and Pedagogy
- Leadership in Global Business: How to Distinguish between Hype and History
- Winning When Winning Mattered Most: Red Blaik, College Football, and World War II
- The Leadership of Robert E. Lee
- Faith and Leadership in the Northern Civil Rights Movement
- Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama, and the Limits of Presidential Leadership
- Pan-Africanism, Labor, and Civil Rights: The Activism of Maida Springer, George McCray, and A. Philip Randolph
Click below to read more about individual speakers. To schedule a lecture or to request more information, contact the lectureship program coordinator.
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