Past Features

April 20, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 7)

Professor Emeritus Seraile to Speak at Central Washington University

William Seraile
Professor Emeritus William Seraile (African and African American Studies) will return to his alma mater, Central Washington University, to speak at the College of Arts and Humanities' Speaker Series on April 23. His talked is titled "Bringing African American History into the Mainstream: Pioneers Who Challenged the Historical Profession to be More Inclusive."

Professor Seraile retired from his post at Lehman in 2007, after thirty-six years of teaching. He has authored four books, including Bruce Grit: The Black Nationalist Writings of John Edward Bruce (2003), New York's Black Regiment During the Civil War (2001), Fire in His Heart: Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner and the A.M.E. Church (1999), and Voice of Dissent: Theophilus Gould Steward (1843-1924) and Black America (1991). He also has won several awards for his work and his teaching, including the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Award for "Unsung Historian" and Lehman College's Teacher of the Year award.

He holds an M.A. in the Teaching of History from Teacher's College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. in American history from the CUNY Graduate Center.