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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.