OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Paul Harvey

Portrait of Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey is Distinguished Professor of history and a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. His research interests focus on American religious history, the history of the American South, African American history, and American cultural history. He is the author of several books on American religious history, including The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (2012), cowritten with Edward J. Blum, and, most recently, Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography (2020). He is also the creator of the blog Religion in American History.


NEW IN 2020: Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)


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A lecture on the life, thought, and work of Howard Thurman, one of the most significant but unknown figures of twentieth-century American religious history and African American history.