Lectures > Leon Litwack
OUSD Teaching American History Grant, Summer Institute, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, Thursday, June 20, 2002

  “Letter from Jourdon Anderson: The Aftermath of Slavery”  
Leon Litwack, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Leon Litwack is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a noted authority on black history. He has authored several books including North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow, The Harvard Guide to African-American History, General Editor (2001) and Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award). He has also served as academic advisor for such PBS TV series as Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002) and Reconstruction: The Second Civil War (2004). Professor Litwack discusses his long & distinguished teaching career in an interview with Leon F. Litwack, available online at the History Matters website. link

Linked Resources
* Links active as of January 2004

  • “There Was Never Any Pay-day For the Negroes”: Jourdon Anderson Demands Wages

  • Oration of Frederick Douglass at the unveiling of the Freedman's Monument, April 14, 1876. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/LINCOLN/douglass.html

  • Lincoln Freedmen Memorial - This statue was commissioned by emancipated African Americans as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln. It was sculpted by Thomas Ball and dedicated in 1876 in Washington, D.C., by Frederick Douglass. Speaking at the unveiling of the statue, Douglass gave Lincoln credit for his achievements, but remarked that the statue was a white man's monument to a white man's president.

  • This photograph is of a sculpture called Forever Free, created by African American artist Mary Edmonia Lewis in 1867.

  • Frederick Douglass assesses the meaning of emancipation in 1880.

  • Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: Website based on four-part televised series, which explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement.

  • Remembering Jim Crow: American RadioWorks collected personal histories of people directly affected by Jim Crow.

  • America's Reconstruction: People & Politics After the Civil War: Digital exhibit based on text by Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, and Olivia Mahoney, Director of Historical Documentation at the Chicago Historical Society. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/index.html

  • Reconstruction: The Second Civil War (broadcast January 2004)