OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Daina Ramey Berry

Portrait of Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry is the Radkey Regents Professor of History and the incoming chairperson of the department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the award-winning author and editor of six books and several scholarly articles including A Black Women's History of the United States (2020), co-authored with OAH Distinguished Lecturer Kali Nicole Gross. Berry has appeared on several syndicated radio and television networks and in 2016 she served as a historical consultant and technical advisor for the remake of ROOTS by Alex Haley (HISTORY/ A+E). She currently consultants for museums and historical societies throughout the United States. 


NEW IN 2020: A Black Women's History of the United States (Beacon Press)

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