Library Company of Philadelphia Fellow, Summer 1995.
Georgetown University “History and Culture,” 2011 (Qatar campus), 2006; “Black Music and Society,” Summer 2010 (Qatar campus); “Black Power in America,” 2010; Jazz, Civil Rights and American Society,” 2009, 2007; “Black Thinkers and Black Movements,” 2009, 2007; “DC Noir: History of Black Washington, D.C.,” 2010, 2008; “US Historiography,” 2009; “The Atlantic World,” 2010, 2008; “Race and the Philosophies of Freedom,” 2005; “The Radical Tradition in African American History, 1760-1960,” 2006; “Themes, Issues and Problems,” 2004; “The Worlds of W.E.B. DuBois” 2003; “Issues in Black History,” 2003; “18th Century Anti-Slavery,” 2001; “Class & Culture” for HS students, Summer 1997-99.
The National Labor University “Civil Rights and the Labor Movement,” Summer1999.
GU Lorton Prison program/Arlington County Jail, “Strong Black Men,” 1999- 2005.
Trinity College, Hartford, CT., “Antislavery in America,” Spring 1996.
Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet Father of Atlantic Abolitionism. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2009.
African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents. Co-edited with Jacqueline Bacon. New York: Routledge Press, January 2010.
“A Foreigner’s View of a Foreigner’s View of the American Revolution,”Rivista dell'Istituto diStoria dell'Europa Mediterranea, the journal of the Institute, a multidisciplinaryno. Volume 7. December 2011, 30 pgs.
“James and Esther Jackson: A Personal Introspective,” American Communist History, Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2008, 239-242.
“‘Friends of the Negro! Fly with me, The path is open to the sea’: Remembering the Haitian Revolution in the History, Music and Culture of the African American People,” Early American Studies. April 2008, 59-103.
“The Social and Intellectual Origins of Anthony Benezet’s Antislavery Radicalism,” Pennsylvania History, November 1999, vol. 66 special issue, 86-112.
“The Abolition Movement,” in Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd edition, ed. Patrick L. Mason, Gale Publishing, a part of Cengage Learning, February 2013, 30 pages.
“Botta sulla schiavitu in America,” in Il Giacobino Pentito: Carlo Botta fra Napoleone
e Washington, Editori Laterza, Prima Edizione, Roma-Bari, 2010, 117-121.
Forward, CROWN ME!, The Men of the Capital Pool Checkers Club, ed. Peggy Flemming, Washington, DC: three sisters press, 2010, 2-3.
Introduction to African Americans and The Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents with Jacqueline Bacon, New York, NY: Routledge, 2010, 1-6.
“Fever and Fret: The Haitian Revolution and African American Responses,” Routledge, 2010, with J. Bacon 9-23.
“No man could hinder him: Remembering Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian, Revolution in the History and Culture of Black Americans,” African Americans and The Haitian Revolution, Routledge, 2010, 141-164.
“James and Esther Jackson: A Personal Introspective,” in African American Communists and the Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Routledge 2010, 69-72.
“Diasporan Voices of the African Past,” The Changing Worlds of Atlantic Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Matt Childs (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009), 347-370.
“The Rise of Abolition,” The Atlantic World, 1450-2000, Indiana University Press, 2008, eds. Toyin Falola and Kevin Roberts, 314-378.
“Haitian Revolution in the Culture of African Americans,” in Perspectives Créole: Louisiane, Antilles et Haiti, Presses Universitaires Du Nouveau Monde, 2007, 145-175.
“Anthony Benezet: America’s Finest 18th–Century Antislavery Advocate,” in The Human Tradition in U.S. History, Scholarly Resources, 1999, 1-17.
“Société des Amis des Noirs,” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2e, Spring 2013.
“Anthony Benezet,” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, ed. Paul Finkelman, Oxford University Press, March 2012, 8 pgs.
“Anthony Benezet ”OxfordEncyclopedia of African American History, vol. 2, ed. Paul Finkelman ,Oxford University Press, June 2008, pp. 124-127.
“Hosea Hudson,” Encyclopedia of United States Labor and Working- Class History, 2007
ed. Eric Arneson, pp. 621-622.
“Anthony Benezet,” Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition, ed. Peter Hinks and John McKivigan vol 1:A-I (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007), pp. 87-89.
“Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG),” Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition, ed. Peter Hinks and John McKivigan vol 2:J-Z(Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007), pp.641-2.
“Henry Winston,” in Mary Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Left (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). pp. 591-2.
“William L. Patterson,” in Mary Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Left (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). pp. 877-878.
Vincent Brown, The Reaper's Garden: Death and Dying in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard, 2008).
Come Sunday, CD by Charlie Haden and Hank Jones, Verve Records, Fall, 2011.
Steal Away: Spirituals, Folks Songs and Hymns, Grammy Nominated Jazz CD by Charlie Haden and Hank Jones, Verve Records, 1995.
Let this Voice Be Heard, Feb 2009-Feb 2011
The Library Company of Philadelphia, McNeill Center for Early American Studies/ University of Pennsylvania, The Library of Congress Kluge Center, Howard University, Busboys and Poets Bookstore, Politics and Prose Bookstore, Savannah State College, Armstrong Atlantic College, The University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Sandy Spring Museum, Twice Told Bookstore (Gloucester, Va.), Sidwell Friends School, St Albans School for Boys and National Cathedral School for Girls, Washington, D.C. house events, Haverford College, Hill House (Germantown, Philadelphia) Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library, Sandy Springs, Md. Retirement Home. African Americans and the Haitian Revolution,Busboys and Poets, Sankofa Bookstore, Spring 2011; University of Michigan, Savanna State College, Armstrong Atlantic College, Spring 2010 CROWN ME: The Men of the Capital Pool Checkers Club, “American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, March 2011.
Papers and Presentations:
"The Struggle for Equality in Washington, DC: The Civil War Years," Georgetown College Alumni Association, New York City, November 12, 2011.
"African Americans Remember the Haitian Revolution," Keynote Address to the International Creole Day celebration, Howard University, November 4, 2011.
“Haiti, Louisiana and Beyond: The Importance of Slave Rebellion in African-American History,” Tulane University, October 13, 2011, Keynote Address,” Black Resistance in the Age of Revolution: A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of the 1811 Slave Uprising in Territorial Louisiana.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Legacy of Jazz, the Blues and the Negro Spirituals,” preconcert lecture, The Ebony Brass Quintet at the Historic Bohemian Caverns in honor of the dedication the King Memorial, October 9, 2011.
“Washington, D.C.: From the Founding of a Slaveholding Capital to a Center of Abolitionism,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, October 6, 2011.
“Black Resistance to Slavery in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War Years,” speech to the National Veterans Coalition and the Congressional Black Caucus, Sept. 22, 2011.
Congressional Black Caucus 40th Annual Legislative Conference, “The Concept of Freedom in the Music Called Jazz: Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus,” Sept. 21, 2011. Congressional Black Caucus Annual Jazz Forum, Washington, D.C.
“The Myth of Racal Unity,” Bahia Mosque, 100th Year D.C., Howard University, April 2011.
“CROWN ME: The Men of the Capital Pool Checkers Club,” American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, March 2011.
“The Civil War Years and Washington, D.C. Blacks,” Georgetown Library Associates, March 2011. The sesquicentennial of the Civil War and Georgetown University.
“Ben’s Chili Bowl Place in American History,” George Washington University, Feb. 2011.
The Wilson Center commentary on Kate Masur’s An Example for All the Land, Feb. 2011
“Organizing Across Borders: The Challenge to the Sodexco Corporation,” Trans Africa Forum and Georgetown Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Jan. 13, 2011.
The Wilson Center commentary on Blair Ruble’s Washington’s U Street, Nov 2, 2010.
“Quakers Moving Beyond Quakerism,” International Conference Quakers and Slavery, 1657-1865, Univ. of Penn. Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore Colleges, Nov. 5, 2010.
“Keynote,” Baltimore, Maryland Society of Friends Yearly Meeting, August 3, 2010.
“Jazz and American Democracy,” Bahcesehir University, Keynote to the Grand Reception for Turkish Parliamentarians and American Congress people, Istanbul, April 3, 2010.
“Ahmet Ertegun, Jazz and the Turkish links,” Keynote remarks to the opening of the Hacettepe University Jazz Conservatory, Ankara, Turkey, April 2, 2010.
“A Foreigner’s View of a Foreigner’s View of the American Revolution,” Carlo Botta International Convention, Torino, Italy, March 11-13, 2010.
Atlantic Armstrong/Savannah State University, The Haitian Revolution, Feb. 25-27, 2009.
Interview of Randy Weston, NEA Jazz Honoree, The University of Michigan 40th Anniversary Celebration of Black Studies, March 19-20, 2009.
“Lincoln, Race and the American Presidency,” Smithsonian Inst., Feb.18, 2010.
‘African American Men and the Struggle for Freedom,” Black History Month Speaker, The St. Albans Schools for Boys, February 2010.
“The Haitian Revolution and Modern Haiti: An Overview,” Forum: “Haiti From Relief to Recovery” Georgetown University Healy Hall, January 28, 2010.
“James and Esther Jackson” remarks at reception for book, American Communists and the Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Tamiment Library/NYU January 25, 2010
“Ahmet Ertegun,” GU Institute of Turkish Studies Coalition, October 2009.
“Lecture on Carlo Botta” at the Italian Embassy, October 2009.
“The Importance of Quaker Archives,” Keynote, Haverford College, Fall 2009,
“Diasporan Voices of the African Past,” AHA, January 2009.
“The Teacher Beyond the Classroom,” National Labor College, AFL-CIO, July 2009.
Lecture to Fulbright Scholars & Legislators/ Greece and Azerbaijan, State Dept. 2007-9
“A Black Man’s View of 1968,” Roundtable Discussion for Reflection on the Left in the
United States and Europe, GU, BMW Center, September 2008.
“Images of the Haitian Revolution,” French Historical Society, Rutgers, April 2008.
“W.E.B. Du Bois in the Nation’s Capital,” National Portrait Gallery, November 2007.
“The Negro Spirituals and the Music of Thelonius Monk,” Duke Univ. September 2007.
“The Founders of Atlantic Emancipation,” Library of Congress, March 2007.
“The Plight of African American Men,” Seminar TheWashington Post, Nov. 2006.
“Philadelphia: Center of Abolition,” American Studies Assn. Oakland, October 2006.
“My Social and Intellectual Development,” Opening of the Maurice Jackson Collection of Radical Pamphlets, given to Georgetown University, March 2006.
“The Société des Amis des Noirs,” French Historical Assn., Colorado Springs, Fall 2005.
“The Haitian Revolution: Some Appreciations,” GU International Conf. Nov. 2004.
“The Traveler Narratives as Sources for Antislavery Ideology and Action,” Atlantic
World Conference, University of North Carolina/Greensboro, September 2004.
“Utopian Visions of Africa in the Fight against Slavery,” Association for the Study of the Worldwide Diaspora, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., Fall, 2003.
“The Spirituals,” Wash. Consortium for the Study of Slavery/Emancipation, Nov. 2002.
“The Intellect of Martin Luther King,” MLK Jr. Library, 20th Anniversary, Oct. 2002.
“The Communist Party & the Scottsboro Boys,” Jewish Community Center, Nov. 2000.
“Scottish Philosophers and Antislavery,” Library Co. Philadelphia, December 1998.
Organized Conferences at Georgetown:
“Beyond Category: Performing Race & Politics in Washington, DC.” Co-Organizers: Maurice Jackson (History) Denise Brennan (Anthropology) and Anna Celenza (Music), April 17-19, 2009.
“Let Freedom Ring: Art and Democracy in the King Years, 1954-1968,” Lanham Literary Symposium, Co-organized with Angelyn Mitchell (English), April 2008.
WAMU. WPFW, WTTG, WUSA, NBC, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Wash. Informer Wash. African American, Outlets in Spain, Brazil, New York, Mexico, Turkey, Italy, Qatar.
Membership: AHA, OAH, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Association for the Study of the Worldwide Diaspora. Works in Progress: (1) Halfway to Freedom: The History of African Americans in Washington, D.C. (2) Ahmet Ertegun, the Washington D.C Years: Turkish Roots and African American Music (3) Memoirs of a Free Black Man: The Life of Maurice Jackson. Chair, History Department and African American Studies Search Committee 2010-11.