OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

J. Todd Moye

Portrait of J. Todd Moye

J. Todd Moye is the Robnett Professor of U.S. History at the University of North Texas, the director of the UNT Oral History Program, and a past president of the Oral History Association. He is the author of several articles and books on the history of the modern African American freedom struggle. They include Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (2010), a narrative history of the most significant civil rights struggle of the World War II era based on a collection of more than 800 oral histories; Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Organizing in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945–1986 (2004), a community study of grassroots civil rights and pro-segregation movements in the Mississippi Delta; and Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement (2013), an intellectual biography of one of the movement’s most important thinkers and strategists. He has co-created several digital history projects, including Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Oral Histories of the Multiracial Civil Rights Struggles in Texas, the North Texas History Harvest, and The Crisis at Mansfield. He formerly directed the National Park Service’s Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project.

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