“Outsiders and Insiders: Race as a Lens of History”
–Georgia-Pacific Center, January 1990

“King and Malcolm X: The Misuse of Legend”
–New Orleans Book Fair, May 1992

“Prophetic Roots of Democracy”
–University of Chicago, April 1995

“A Writer’s Life: How We Learn From History”
–American Library Association, June 2004

“Martin Luther King: A Modern Founder”
–Oakwood College, March 2005

“Nonviolent Leadership: The Essence of Democracy”
–University of Richmond, November 2005

“College Sports at a Crossroads”
–The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO, June 2012

“Myth and Miracles from the King Years”
–Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, October 2013

“The Beloved Community: MLK and the Movement”
–New York University, NY, November 2013

“Looking Ahead With Dr. King”
–First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, February 2014

“Ethical Issues in College Sports”
–University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, April 2014

“From Selma to Ferguson”
–Providence College, Providence, RI, February 2015

“1965: The Pivotal Year”
–Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, October 2015

“Freedom and Gridlock: Lessons From MLK”
–Modesto, CA, MLK Celebration, January 2016

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