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David Chappell

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

University of Oklahoma

Full Biography

David Chappell has published three books: Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement (Johns Hopkins, 1994), which won a Gustavus Myers award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights in North America; A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow (Chapel Hill, 2004); and, most recently, Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King (Random House, 2014). Chappell's articles, essays, and reviews have been published in the New York Times,Washington PostChicago TribuneNewsday, the Raleigh News and Observer, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle; the Nation On-Line, the World Policy JournalTempo Magazine (Rio de Janeiro), Sekai Magazine (Tokyo), In These TimesBooks and Culture,, The Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsHistorically Speaking; The African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, The Journal of American Studies, The Journal of the Historical Society, the Journal of Southern History, and the African American Review. He teaches history at the University of Oklahoma.