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The Tuttle Lecture

The Department of American Studies and friends and family of Bill Tuttle established the annual Tuttle Lecture in 2008 to honor Bill for his 40 years of academic excellence in research and teaching, as well as his service to the university, the Lawrence community, and the nation. The Tuttle Lecture focuses on Bill's primary teaching, research, and civic concerns: African American history and culture and recent American society and politics. The Tuttle Lecture provides an open forum for distinguished lecturers to talk frankly about American culture and society, speaking truth to power.

Information about the next Tuttle Lecture will be posted in Spring 2015. If you have a suggestion for a future Tuttle Lecturer, please let us know at amerst@ku.edu.


Previous Lectures

My Pen, My Voice, My Vote

October 2, 2014, delivered by Frederick Douglass in the Age of the Civil War, Blight the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University.






The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture.

October 10,2013, delivered by Professor Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania.





October 2, 2012, delivered by Quintard Taylor, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington.


Rehearsal for Freedom: Black Professional Women's Health Care Activism before Brown

October 26, 2011, delivered by Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University.


The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

October 7, 2010, delivered by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.


From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement: the Continuity of Struggle

March 22, 2009, delivered by William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University.


Tuttlefest Inaugural Lecture

March 8-10, 2008, delivered by Leon Litwick, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History Emeritus at UC Berkeley.


Upcoming Lectures
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Bold Aspirations Visitor Lecture Series:
Robert Warrior

April 1, 3:30 p.m.
Spooner Hall, The Commons

Time for the annual Mid-America Humanities Conference, and AMS students appear in the first panel on Thursday and the last panel on Friday. Good job Alex Cloyd, Kathryn Vaggalis, Saoussen Cheddadi, Alex Stucky, and Ora McWilliams! Please post if I've missed anyone.
University of Kansas Humanities and Western Civilization Program
HWC's 6th annual Mid-America Humanities Conference is happening this Thursday and Friday! Free and open to the public! Keynote address, Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union, "The Coming War with Robots: A Historian's Perspective," Dr. Minsoo King, Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Time for the annual Mid-America Humanities Conference, and AMS students appear in the first panel on Thursday and... http://t.co/mHoWRaHzBw

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