Distinguished Lecturers
Chad Williams

Chad Williams

Chad Williams is the Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Brandeis University. His teaching and research focus on World War I, African Americans in the military, and African American intellectual history. His first book, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era (2010), won the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award and the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award, and was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. His forthcoming book is titled The Wounded World: W. E. B. Du Bois and the First World War (2023) and he is coeditor of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence (2016). 

NEW IN 2023: The Wounded World: W. E. B. Du Bois and the First World War (Macmillan)

OAH Lectures by Chad Williams

Using my experience in creating the #CharlestonSyllabus, I explore the meaning and practice of African American history in the context of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.


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