OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Leon F. Litwack

Portrait of 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.

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