Lectures > Leon Litwack
OUSD Teaching American History Grant, Summer Institute, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, Friday, June 20, 2003

"Sounds of Fury:
From Civil Rights Movement to the Present"
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.

Recommended Resources
* Links active as of January 2004

  • 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.

  • Unchained Memories: Readings from Slave Narratives : Video available from Amazon.com based on material used for HBO documentar

  • Eyes on the Prize: Video set available from Amazon.com - a six-hour history of the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

  • Reconstruction: The Second Civil War: Website to accompany two part series which was broadcast in January 2004 on the PBS television series American Experience.

  • 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

  • Oral Histories in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive