Bill Tuttle: Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a lecture in honor of the forthcoming retirement of a longtime KU history professor

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Bill Tuttle has taught KU students about recent American history, race relations and the social movements of the 1960s for more than four decades. The first Tuttle Lecture will be delivered by Leon Litwack, a retired professor from the University of California-Berkeley. The lecture, titled "Fight the Power," will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Dole Institute.

"Bill Tuttle is an outstanding scholar and teacher, and one of the major reasons I came to KU," said Jonathan Earle, interim director of the Dole Institute. "He's a historian's historian and seems to know every interesting person in our profession. I'm not surprised Professor Litwack agreed to honor him by delivering the inaugural Tuttle Lecture."

Tuttle's research interests include the civil rights movement and the social history of race in America. He is the author of several books, including "Daddy's Gone to War: The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children" (1993) and "Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919" (Second Ed., 1996) and co-author of "A People & A Nation" (Sixth Ed., 2001).

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