Invited Talks

2023 “The Families’ Civil War,” Upstate History Museum, April 12.

2023 “The Families’ Civil War,” George and Ann Richards Center at Pennsylvania State University, April 3.

2023 “The Families’ Civil War,” Monmouth University, February 7.

2023 “The Families’ Civil War,” Greenville County Public Library, February 1.

2023    “King in The Wilderness,” co-speaker with Dr. Steve O’Neil, Peace Center (Greenville, South Carolina, January 19.

2022 “The Racial Politics of Public Education,” Greenville, South Carolina branch of the League of Women Voters, December 16.

2022 “The Families Civil War,” 34th Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Mississippi, July 14.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Greenville, South Carolina, branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and League of Women Voters, June 30.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and The Fight for Racial Justice,” Historical Society of Pennsylvania, June 22.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” University of Illinois-Springfield, Juneteenth Lecture Series, June 17th.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” M. Judson Bookstore, Greenville, SC, June 16.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Charlotte Branch, June 6.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Mellon May Undergraduate Fellowship Keynote Address, California State University, San Bernadino, June 3.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Kentucky Historical Society, June 3.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” as part of the Contraband Families, Love, and Midwifery symposium, Fort Monroe National Park Service, hosted by Eola Dance March 26.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Lander University, Jackson Lecture Series, February 28.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Germanna Community College, February 23.

2022 “The Families’ Cause,” American Civil War Museum, 2022 Symposium: The Soldier’s Civil War, in Richmond, Virginia, February 19.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Women’s Center for Gender Justice, February 10.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Auburn University Black History Speaker Series, February 1.

2022 “The Families’ Civil War,” Civil War Museum at Kenosha, WI, hosted by Doug Dammann, January 15.

2021 “Black Families in Civil War Philadelphia,” The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, hosted by Paul Quigley, April 22.

2021 “Wartime Disunion: Battles to Keep Northern African American Families Together during the Civil War Era,” University of Lynchburg, Virginia sponsored by John M. Turner Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, February 18.

2019 “Tantamount To War: The Antebellum Lives of United States Colored Troops,” Alabama State University sponsored by the Westhauser Lecture Series, Montgomery, April 2.

2018 “Limited American Citizenship during World 1 and World War 2,” Hope CommUnity Center sponsored by the College and Career Access Program, Apopka, Florida, July 18.

2017 “Men of Color! To Arms! Race, Gender, and Citizenship during the Civil War Era,” Lunchtime Lecture sponsored by the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History, University of Alabama, October 17.

2016 “Northern African American manhood during the Civil War Era,” California State University, East Bay, November 15.

2016 “African American Manhood in the Civil War,” Emerging Scholars Series at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Brown University, October 17.

2016 “Redefining American Citizenship and Manhood: Black Civil War Military Service,” Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s “Tuesday Colloquia,” June 14.

2016 “Archival Research Fundamentals,” Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, March 27 .

2016 “Race, Masculinity, and Citizenship: A Dialogue on the American Civil War,” Centre for Research in Race and Rights, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, March 16.

2016 “Lincoln, African Americans, and the Union Army,” University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, March 16.

2016 “Redefining Citizenship and Manhood: Black Civil War Soldiers and Pensions,” Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, March 10.

2007 “The Failed Dreams of African American Soldiers after the Civil War,” Purdue University, July 21.

2019 “Race, Gender, and War: A Symposium on Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America,” University of Alabama, March 22. (Citizenship & Military Service panel)

Papers Presented
2021 “The Fractured Home Front: An Economic War on African American Families in the Civil War Era,” Society of Civil War Historians Annual Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina. June 17.

2020 “The Families’ Cause: The Struggles of USCT Kin,” “Black Veterans Matter: The Long March Home” Virtual Conference. University of Central Florida. November 17.

2019 “Reframing the Importance of Northern African American Women in the Antebellum Era,” Southern Historical Association Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. November 8.

2018 “The Wartime Activism of African American Women During the Civil War Era,” British American Nineteenth Century History Annual Conference, Cambridge, England, October 6.

2018 “Women of Color! To Arms!: The Absence of African American Women in Black Military Service Rhetoric,” Organization of American Historians’ Annual Conference, Sacramento, California, April 14.

2016 “African American Manhood and Civil War Pensions,” Social History Society’s Annual Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom, March 21.

2012 “Opportunity Out of Apprehension: New York’s Black Regiments during the Civil War,” Missouri Conference on History, Columbia, MO March 26.

2021 “USCT Soldiers and Their Families Battle to Survive,” University of Virginia sponsored by Nau Center Signature Conference, April 14.

2020 “The Future of the Past: A Roundtable on History and Higher Education” Georgia Association of Historians. Augusta University. February 7.

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