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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Wilma King

Wilma KingWilma King is the Arvarh E. Strickland Professor Emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2011), The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era (2006), and African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights (2005). She is currently working on a book focusing on African American women and President Bill Clinton's administration.