The Organization of American Historians has named Professor Kenneth S. Greenberg to a three-year term as a distinguished lecturer. In this role, he will speak yearly on one of his areas of research focus: slavery, history and film, slave rebellions, and Nat Turner.
Greenberg, distinguished professor of history at Suffolk University, will speak about Nat Turner in his first lecture for this premier national organization for American historians as part of the William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Greenberg is the editor of Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory and The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents. He is the author of Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting and Gambling in the Old South and Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery. He is the writer, historian, and co-producer of the film Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, nationally broadcast on PBS.
The Great Lives Series invites speakers chosen on the basis of their prominence as biographers, and they include a number of writers who have won the Pulitzer Prize. The lecture, to take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, will be broadcast nationally on C-SPAN.