Lectures > Leon Litwack
OUSD Teaching American History Grant, In-Service, March 21, 2002
Westlake Middle School, Oakland, California

"Recent Research: African Americans During World War II"
Leon Litwack, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Leon Litwack link 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.

Additional Information
* Links active as of January 2004

  • African American Odyssey: World War II
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart8.html

  • The Truman Administration & the Desegregation of the Armed Forces
    http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections
    /desegregation

  • Pittsburgh Courier During World War II
    Information about the Black Press during WWII
    http://www.yurasko.net/vv/

  • The Invisible Cryptologists: African-Americans, WWII
    http://www.nsa.gov/wwii/papers/invisible_cryptologists.htm