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July 2017: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL: Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations, “What Ancestral Obligation Look Like:  100 Yeats Later the Lynching of Grandpa Crawford and Contemporary Justice”, Guest Lecturer.


June 2017: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC: “Coalition: Abbeville”, Panelist.


April 2017: University of California, Berkeley, “100 Years Later: The Lynching of (Grandpa) Anthony Crawford: Has Racial Difference Ended or Simply Evolved?”  Public Lecture.


April 2017: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, Panelist: “THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL”, with Tim B. Tyson and Aram Goudsouzian


March 2017: Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL: "In Challenging Times: Women, Activism and Leadership."


March 2017: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: “Black Bodies, Social Justice, and the Archive”: Panelist, “Ex-Slave Communities, History, Violence and Memory: Are We Ready to Reckon with Justice?”


February 2017: American Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, WI: Founder's Day Gathering for Racial Repair & Reconciliation, Keynote Speaker, “What is Justice?”


February 2017: Shorefront Legacy Center/NAACP, Evanston, IL: Coalition: Abbeville”, Public Lecture. 


December 2016: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL: Justice Talks, University Christian Ministry, “African American History in Evanston”, Panelist.


November 2016: Newberry Library, Chicago, IL:

“We Had A Good Night: Early 20thCentury African American Women’s Economies, Lecturer. 


February, 2016: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Houston, TX

“Lest We Forget: SDPC and UN’s Decade for African People”, Panelist.                                                    


February, 2016: Moholo LiveHouse, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

“Race, Lynching and Land”, Public Lecture.


April, 2015: Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, Miami FL

“From Grandpa to Emmett to Trayvon”, Public Lecture.

June 2014: Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, Miami, FL                                            

 “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford”, Public Lecture.


March 2014: Clemson University, Clemson, SC,                                                                                              

“The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford”, Keynote 


September, 2013: Dorothy’s Gallery/American Center for the Arts, Paris, France                           

“From Grandpa, to Emmett, to Trayvon: Lynching in America, An Interesting Trajectory”

Public Lecture


September, 2013: University of Rouen, Rouen, France

 “Lynching, Memory, and Womanism: Implications for 20th Century Cultural, Keynote      


August 2013: 50th Anniversary March on Washington, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Washington, DC, Workshop Presenter: “Turning Passion into Activism for Today’s Youth”


March, 2012: Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL                                                                                                        

Lecture: “Lynching in America: A National Shame”


February, 2011: Loyola University Law School, Chicago IL

Norman Amaker Public Interest Law Retreat, 

Keynote speaker 


May 2010: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati OH 

Lecturer: “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America”                                                      


December, 2010: University of Wisconsin, Madison WI: “Lynching in America: A National Shame”, Lecture.     

July, 2009: Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France, “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America”, Invited Lecturer.                                                              


March, 2009: International Center for Transitional Justice, Greensboro NC

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Conference, Panelist                                                                                                                                         June, 2006


June, 2009: University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation Conference, “Southern Exposure”; “Working to Expose Civil Rights Murders: Working With Congress for Change” , Panelist.


March, 2006:  Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest IL

The Lynching of Anthony Crawford”, Lecture.                                                                                  


January, 2006: Northwestern University, Department of United States History, Evanston IL

 “Lynching in the Family”, Guest Lecturer.                                                                                        


January, 2006: Evanston Township High School History Classes, Evanston IL, “The Lynching of Anthony Crawford”, Guest Lecturer.


August, 2005: Emmett Till Justice Campaign, New York, NY

The 50th Anniversary of the Emmett Till Lynching                                                     


December, 2005: DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago IL

Panelist: “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till,” Film Discussion                                                     


June, 2005: Northwestern University, Evanston IL

Creating a Community of Scholars-Teaching American History

Lecturer: “Truth-Teaching: Education Our Youth to a Shameful Past”                                               


June, 2005: Chicago Historical Society, Chicago IL

Lecturer: “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America”                                                  


June, 2005: Chicago Historical Society, Chicago IL

Panelist: Opening Ceremonies, “Lynching Photography in America”                                               


June, 2005: United States Senate, Washington DC

Commentator: Resolution S-39 Anti-Lynching Apology                                             

Member: United States Senate Steering Committee


April 2005: Evanston Township High School History Classes, Evanston IL

Lecturer: “Examining Your Roots; My Painful Past”                                                              

The Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Participant: “Contemporary Lynching: The Modern Day Death Penalty”                                         


March, 2005: The University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

Lecturer: “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford”                                                                              


February, 2005: The University of Illinois-Chicago, African American Studies Class, Chicago IL

Lecturer: “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford”                                                                              


February, 2005: North Park University, Chicago IL

Lecturer: “The Lynching in the Family—Trans-Generational Pain Examined”                               


February, 2005: The Evanston Historical Society, Evanston IL

Lecturer: “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford” and “Under the Buffalo”                                     


May, 2004: Delta Sigma Theta, North Shore Chapter, Evanston IL

Lecturer: “A Lynching in the Family-a Painful Past”                                                                  


May, 2004: Tulane University/Jackson State University, Jackson MS

Unsettling Memories Conference

Panelist: “Without Sanctuary” Panel Discussion                                                                                    



May 2004: Jackson State University, Jackson MS

Panelist: “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America”

             “Survivor Stories”                                                                                                          


May 2004: Clayton Jackson McGhie Lynching Memorial, Duluth MN , Anniversary Dedication Ceremony, Keynote Speaker: “Honoring Those Who Were Lynched With Dignity.”                                         


May, 2004: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta GA

Closing Ceremonies Speaker: “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America.”      


January, 2003: African American Historical Society, Washington DC

Keynote Speaker: “Tracing Your African American Roots is Easier Than You Think”      


February, 2002: African American Genealogical & Historical Society, Washington DC

Annual Conference

Keynote Speaker: “What Learning About My Ancestors Has Meant to My Life.”                        

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