Victoria W. Wolcott

Victoria W. Wolcott

Victoria W. Wolcott is a professor of history at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she teaches urban, African American, and women's history. She is the author of Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar Detroit (2001) and Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America (2012). Her current book project, "Living in the Future: The Utopian Strain in the Long Civil Rights Movement," focuses on the emergence of experimental interracial communities in mid-twentieth-century America and their influence on the long civil rights movement. She is also researching the life of African American pacifist and civil rights activist Eroseanna Robinson.

Twitter: @Vwidgeon.


  • Landscapes of Segregation: Race, Recreation and Resistance in Modern America *
  • Radical Nonviolence, Interracial Utopias, and the Long Civil Rights Movement
  • Repertoires of Resistance: Social Unionism and Workers’ Education in Interwar America *
  • Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement in America: The View from the North *
  • The Resistant Body: Female Hunger Strikers in the Twentieth Century *
  • The Utopian Dreams and Practical Politics of Father Divine *

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.