The 2008 Herbert G. Gutman Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leon Litwack will deliver the 2008 Herbert G. Gutman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 14th, at 6:30pm at the City University of New York Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street in Manhattan). Litwack, who is an emeritus professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of celebrated studies of Emancipation and Reconstruction including Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1979) and Trouble In Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998), will speak about his latest research project, “Pearl Harbor Blues: Black Southerners and World War II.”
The lecture series is dedicated to the memory of the late historian of labor and the black family, Herbert G. Gutman (1928-1985), who co-founded the American Social History Project. The event is co-sponsored by ASHP/CML, the Center for the Humanities, and the Ph.D. Program in History at The Graduate Center.