July 2017: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL: Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations, “What Ancestral Obligation Looks Like: 100 Years Later, the Lynching of Grandpa Crawford and Contemporary Justice”, Guest Lecturer

June 2017: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC: “Coalition: Abbeville,” Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World, Panelist

April 2017: University of California, Berkeley, “100 Years Later: The Lynching of (Grandpa) Anthony Crawford: Has Racial Difference Ended or Simply Evolved?”  Public Lecture

April 2017: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN: Resisting Racial Violence: A Conversation with Doria Johnson and Tami Sawyer, Panelist.

April 2017: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, Panelist: “THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL,” with Tim B. Tyson and Aram Goudsouzian

March 2017: Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL: “In Challenging Times: Women, Activism and Leadership.”

March 2017: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: “Black Bodies, Social Justice, and the Archive”:  “Ex-Slave Communities, History, Violence and Memory: Are We Ready to Reckon with Justice?,” Panelist. Video (YouTube)

February 2017: American Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, WI: Founder’s Day Gathering for Racial Repair & Reconciliation, “What is Justice?,” Keynote Speaker

February 2017: Shorefront Legacy Center/NAACP, Evanston, IL: “Coalition: Abbeville,” Public Lecture


December 2016:  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL: Justice Talks, University Christian Ministry, “African American History in Evanston,” Panelist

November 2016: Newberry Library, Chicago, IL: “We Had A Good Night: Early 20th Century African American Women’s Economies,” Lecturer

September 2016: ASALH, Richmond, VA: “Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference and the U.N. International Decade for the People of African Descent,” Panel Moderator. “#BlackSuburbsMatter”, Panel Moderator

April, 2016: The Civil Society Task Force of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problems: United Nations, NY: Observer.

February 2016: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Houston, TX “Lest We Forget: SDPC and UN’s Decade for African People,” Panelist

February 2016: Moholo LiveHouse, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, “Race, Lynching and Land,” Public Lecture


April 2015: Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, Miami, FL “From Grandpa to Emmett to Trayvon,” Public Lecture

March 2015:  “Black Feminism, The Great Migration and the Suburbs” Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Presenter,


June 2014: Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, Miami, FL, “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford,” Public Lecture

March 2014: Clemson University, Clemson, SC, “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford,” Keynote. Video (YouTube)


September 2013: Dorothy’s Gallery/American Center for the Arts, Paris, France                 “From Grandpa, to Emmett, to Trayvon:  Lynching in America, An Interesting Trajectory,” Public Lecture

September 2013: University of Rouen, Rouen, France “Lynching, Memory, and Womanism: Implications for 20th Century Cultural, Keynote

August 2013: 50th Anniversary March on Washington, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Washington, DC, “Turning Passion into Activism for Today’s Youth,” Workshop Presenter


March 2012; Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL “Lynching in America: A National Shame,” Lecturer


February 2011: Loyola University Law School, Chicago, IL Norman Amaker Public Interest Law Retreat, Keynote speaker


December 2010: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI: “Lynching in America: A National Shame,” Lecture

May 2010: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH, “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America,” Lecture


July 2009: Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France, “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America,” Invited Lecturer

June 2009: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation Conference, “Southern Exposure”; “Working to Expose Civil Rights Murders: Working With Congress for Change,” Panelist

March 2009: International Center for Transitional Justice, Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Conference, Panelist


March 2006:  Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL, The Lynching of Anthony Crawford,” Lecture

January 2006: Northwestern University, Department of United States History, Evanston, IL “Lynching in the Family,” Guest Lecturer

January 2006: Evanston Township High School History Classes, Evanston, IL, “The Lynching of Anthony Crawford,” Guest Lecturer


August 2005: Emmett Till Justice Campaign, New York, NY The 50th Anniversary of the Emmett Till Lynching

December 2005: DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL, Panelist: “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till,” Film Discussion

June 2005: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Creating a Community of Scholars-Teaching American History, Lecturer: “Truth-Teaching: Education Our Youth to a Shameful Past”

June 2005: Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL, “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America,” Lecturer

June 2005: Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL, Opening Ceremonies, “Lynching Photography in America,” Panelist

June, 2005: United States Senate, Washington DC, Commentator: Resolution S-39 Anti-Lynching Apology, Member: United States Senate Steering Committee

April 2005: Evanston Township High School History Classes, Evanston, IL, Lecturer

March 2005: “Examining Your Roots; My Painful Past” The Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty “Contemporary Lynching: The Modern Day Death Penalty,” Participant

March 2005: The University of Mississippi, Oxford MS “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford,” Lecturer

February 2005: The University of Illinois-Chicago, African American Studies Class, Chicago, IL, “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford,” Lecturer

February 2005: North Park University, Chicago, IL, “The Lynching in the Family—Trans-Generational Pain Examined,” Lecturer

February 2005: The Evanston Historical Society, Evanston, IL, “The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford” and “Under the Buffalo,” Lecturer


May 2004: Delta Sigma Theta, North Shore Chapter, Evanston, IL, “A Lynching in the Family-a Painful Past,” Lecturer

May, 2004: Tulane University/Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, Unsettling Memories Conference “Without Sanctuary” Panel Discussion, Panelist

May 2004: Jackson State University, Jackson, MS “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America,” “Survivor Stories,”  Panelist

May 2004: Clayton Jackson McGhie Lynching Memorial, Duluth, MN , Anniversary Dedication Ceremony, “Honoring Those Who Were Lynched With Dignity,” Keynote Speaker

May 2004: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, GA, “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America,” Closing Ceremonies Speaker


January 2003: African American Historical Society, Washington, DC, “Tracing Your African American Roots is Easier Than You Think,” Keynote Speaker


February 2002: Annual Conference of African American Genealogical & Historical Society, Washington, DC, “What Learning About My Ancestors Has Meant to My Life,” Keynote Speaker