Award-winning educator and historian Kevin M. Levin will deliver the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theatre at Troy University’s Troy Campus.
Levin is the author of “Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth,” a book exploring the claims that black Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army.
Levin is an award-winning author based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has written extensively about the American Civil War and has spoken across the country on the current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments.
His expertise on the Confederate monument controversy has led to interviews with The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal as well as numerous international newspapers. He has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR, Al-Jazeera, BackStory with the American History Guys, and Vox.