SB Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Professor Leon Litwack will speak.
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. , Santa Barbara
Age limit: 9+
Categories: Social: Meetings
This month’s speaker is Dr. Leon Litwack, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley. A Santa Barbara native, Leon Litwack is an American historian whose works focus on slavery, the Reconstruction Era of the United States, and its aftermath into the 20th century. He won a National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize for his 1979 book, Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. He also received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
He retired to emeritus status in 2007 at the University of California Berkeley, where he received the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. Then he went on a lecture tour that led to his latest book, How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (2009).
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear a true pioneer in black history speak directly on the subject.
Event posted Dec. 12, 2012
Last updated Feb. 5, 2013