University at Buffalo's
co-sponsors a Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
visiting scholar presentation by


"The Ossian Sweet Case and the Course of Civil Rights"
Date: Monday, April 25, 2005
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: 545 O'Brian Hall



Meet the Author: 7:00 pm, WBFO Theater, Allen Hall, UB South Campus. A one-hour interview with Kevin Boyle on WBFO will be followed by a book signing and reception. 

Kevin Boyle received his B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1982 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990. He teaches twentieth century American history, with an emphasis on class, race, and politics.

Kevin's recent book, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age (Henry Holt, 2004) won the National Book Award for non-fiction in 2004. He is also the author of The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968 (Cornell University Press, 1995; paperback edition 1998); co-author with Victoria Getis of Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900-1930 (Wayne State University Press,1997); and editor of Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994: the Labor-Liberal Alliance (SUNY Press, 1998). His articles have appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of American History, Labor History, The Michigan Historical Review, and various anthologies.

Kevin has held fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. In 1997-98 he held the Mary Ball Washington Chair in American History at University College Dublin, Ireland. He serves on the executive board of the Labor and Working Class History Association, on the advisory board for the Walter P. Reuther Library, and on the editorial board of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas.