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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Watch or listen to some of the leading historians who participate in the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, a speakers bureau dedicated to American history.


Video and audio OAH Distinguished Lectures, like the one below, are available on the OAH YouTube channel.


Rethinking Black Power and Black Politics
This lecture was presented as part of the Created Equal Symposium at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania in March 2015. Recorded by Amanda Miller, Office of Marketing and Communications, Lycoming College. Note: At 26:20, Williams shows a video of Stokely Carmichael which is commonly dated in 1964. She uses this video, in part, to discuss how the language and concepts of Black Power were articulated earlier than 1966. While this larger premise remains true, the dating of this particular video could be wrong. She has located another copy with historical description from Paul Lee that dates it as June 26, 1966, delivered in front of the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpQ1woQ57j4)