Leon F. Litwack

Leon F. Litwack

Leon Litwack is the A.F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and a past president of the OAH and the Southern Historical Association. His publications include North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (1961); Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1980), winner of the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes; Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998); and How Free is Free? The Long Death of Jim Crow (2009). He is writing a sequel to Trouble in Mind that will focus on black southerners from World War II to the civil rights movement.


  • Fight the Power! The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
  • On Becoming a Historian
  • Pearl Harbor Blues: Black Americans and World War II
  • The Legacy of the Civil War
  • To Look for America: From Hiroshima to Woodstock (an impressionistic multi-media presentation on American society after 1945, with a focus on the upheaval of the sixties)
  • Trouble in Mind: African Americans and Race Reflections from Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement


The Legacy of the Civil War

This lecture was presented at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Recorded in April 2014.

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