Tuttle Lecture: My Life as a Student of African-American History and Culture
- Categories: Lectures
- Event posted: Sept. 28, 2017
- Last updated: Sept. 28, 2017
- Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Woodruff Auditorium, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Bill Tuttle, a professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies, will speak on “My Life as a Student of African-American History and Culture.” His speech marks the 10th edition of the annual lecture series in his name, as well as two other milestones: the 50th anniversary of Tuttle’s arrival in Lawrence and his 80th birthday.
Tuttle has written seminal works in African-American history, labor history, the history of childhood and recent American history, which have influenced scholars and students around the world. As a pioneer in history from the bottom up, he produced the classic books “Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919,” “‘Daddy's Gone to War’: The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children” and the co-edited “Plain Folk: The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans.” Through seven editions of the co-authored A People and a Nation, Tuttle reached millions of students. His scholarly articles have been frequently reprinted and widely cited.