David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.
Book Tour
and Scholarly Presentations




Upcoming Appearances

Signed copies of A Terrible Thing to Waste and Constructing Affirmative Action available at in-person appearances. Major credit cards accepted.


Upcoming Appearance:
February 24, 2021, 6:00pm, CDT
Legacy Washington
Olympia, Wash.

Virtual Appearance/Invited Talk
"Art Fletcher and Right-wing Hatefulness"
With:
  • John Hughes, Historian, Office of the Secretary of State
  • Bob Young, award-winning retired reporter, Seattle Times
  • Lunch & Learn Virtual Presentation Series
    On-demand: watch this page for a link.

     


     
    March 25, 2021, 10:30am CDT
    Park Forest Public Library Potpourri
    Park Forest, Ill.
    Virtual Appearance/Invited Talk:
    A Civil Rights Historian Reflects on the Presidential Transition
    Please call (708) 748-3731 for Zoom login information.

     


     
    April 2, 2021
    Society for History in the Federal Government Annual Meeting
    Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, Shepherdsville, WV
    Virtual Appearance
    The Oral History of Affirmative Action: Reconstructing the Philadelphia Plan and Arthur Fletcher
    Oral History of Communities
    (Rescheduled from March 13, 2020, due to COVID-19)

     


     
    April 15-19, 2021
    Organization of American Historians Conference
    Chicago, IL
    Virtual Appearance
    Roundtable: Teaching African-American History in the #BlackLivesMatter Era
    Moderator

     


     
    May 26-28, 2021
    Labor and Working Class History Association 2021 Conference
    University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
    Virtual Appearance
    Roundtable: Collective Bargaining from All Sides: Unionism, the Faculty Senate, Contingent Faculty, and Academic Administration
    Click for more information

     


     
    June 2, 2021, 3:15pm MST
    Policy History Conference
    Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, Arizona
    Ironstone Room
    Constructing Equal Employment Opportunity: Arthur Fletcher and Affirmative Action in the Building Construction Trades, 1969-1971
    Labor Policy
    (Rescheduled from June 3, 2020, due to COVID-19)

     


     
    June 15, 2021, 10:00am EDT
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    A Civil Rights Historian Reflects on the Presidential Transition

     


     
    Postponed/COVID-19
    April 18, 2020 TBA
    The Future of the University Conference
    University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
    In Consideration of Confidence: Reflections on the Role of the Faculty Senate in Response to University Threats

     




    Previous Appearances


     
    February 11, 2021, 7:00pm EST
    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Virtual Appearance
    Book Talk: A Terrible Thing to Waste

     


     
    January 14, 2021
    Going Viral with Jim Dingeman
    New York, NY
    Invited Talk
    The 1619 Project and Historiographical Controversy

     


     
    Cancelled/COVID-19
    January 7-10, 2021
    American Historical Association 135th Annual Meeting
    Seattle, WA
    Workshop on the Teaching Statement
    Invited Presenter and Facilitator

     


     
    November 7, 2020
    Democratizing Knowledge: Examining Archives in the Post-Custodial Era
    2020 Dean Hopper Conference, Drew University

    Madison, NJ
    Virtual Appearance
    A Terrible Thing to Waste: The Government Archive and African American History

     


     
    October 21, 2020
    Oral History Association 2020 Conference
    Virtual Appearance
    Oral History as African American Biography: Reassembling A Terrible Thing to Waste
    Oral History and Biography

     


     
    October 20, 2020
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk/Virtual Appearance
    In Consideration of Confidence: Reflections on the Role of the Faculty Senate in Response to University Threats
    (Rescheduled from June 9, 2020, due to COVID-19)

     


     
    October 19, 2020
    National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions 2020 Conference
    Hunter College, New York, NY
    Virtual Appearance
    Roundtable: Collective Bargaining from All Sides: Unionism, the Faculty Senate, Contingent Faculty, and Academic Administration
    (Rescheduled from March 31, 2020, due to COVID-19)

    (my presentation 20:50; Q&A 39:45)

     


     
    September 24, 2020
    Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
    Virtual Appearance
    Book Talk: A Terrible Thing to Waste (in conjunction with iRead)

     


     
    June 15, 2020
    Going Viral with Jim Dingeman
    New York, NY
    Invited Talk
    Civil Rights History in the context of COVID-19 and Police Violence
    with Dr. Kristoffer Burrell, Hostos Community College/CUNY

     


     
    April 21, 2020
    Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Lawrence, Kansas
    Invited Talk/Virtual Appearance
    A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

     


     
    January 30, 2020
    Park Forest Public Library Potpourri
    Park Forest, IL
    Invited Talk
    A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

     


     
    January 4, 2020
    American Historical Association 134th Annual Meeting
    New York Hilton, New York, NY
    "From Ferguson to Chicagoís South Side: How Faculty Respond to Major News Events"
    Historians Engaging with Processes of Transitional Justice, Session 1

     


     
    November 22, 2019
    American Society for Legal History 2019 Annual Meeting
    Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA
    "A Case is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher, Griggs v. Duke Power, and the American Workplace"
    The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Demise of the Warren Court

     


     
    October 18, 2019
    Pennsylvania Historical Association 2019 Annual Meeting
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
    "The Man with the (Philadelphia) Plan: Arthur Fletcher and Affirmative Action in the Building Construction Trades"

     


     
    October 7, 2019
    WGN Nightside
    Chicago, IL
    "A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican"

     


     
    September 27, 2019
    The Knowledge Exchange Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    Invited Talk
    A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

     


     
    June 12, 2019
    NYC Book Launch
    New York, New York
    A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

     


     
    June 11, 2019
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "Man of Rage: Arthur Fletcher and the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1990-1995"

     


     
    May 18, 2019
    Governors State University Commencement
    Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, IL
    Commencement Address
    "The Power of Education through the Life of Arthur Fletcher"

     


     
    May 14, 2019
    On the Table: Memo to the Mayor
    Chicago Community Trust
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    Facilitator

     


     
    May 9, 2019
    Chicago-area Book Launch
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

     


     
    October 6, 2018
    Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference
    Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana
    "The Man with the (Philadelphia) Plan: Arthur Fletcher and Affirmative Action in the Building Construction Trades"

     


     
    May 29, 2018
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "Bush for President: The Civil Rights Struggle within the GOP during the Reagan Administration"

     


     
    May 19, 2018
    Governors State University Commencement
    Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, IL
    Commencement Address
    "Here, You Are"

     


     
    May 18, 2018
    Honorary Degree Dinner
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    Invited Talk
    "Marty Castro and the United States Civil Rights Commission"

     


     
    March 8, 2018
    Park Forest Public Library Potpourri
    Park Forest, IL
    Invited Talk
    "Blood, Sweat & Tears: Revisiting Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy"

     


     
    February 25, 2018
    Park Forest Historical Society
    Park Forest Village Hall, Park Forest, IL
    Invited Talk
    "The Great Migration"

     


     
    November 11, 2017
    Exploring Race, Gender, and Leadership in History and Global Societies: Mid-Atlantic World History Association Biennial Interdisciplinary International Conference on Race
    Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
    "Man of Rage: Arthur Fletcher and the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1990-1992"

     


     
    May 30, 2017
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "History by Braille: Uncovering Origins with Minimal Sources"

     


     
    March 21, 2017
    Convicted: The Scottsboro Boys Trial and Its Impact on the Black Lives Matter Movement
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    Faculty Panelist

     


     
    May 24, 2016
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "Roller Coaster: Arthur Fletcher, Black Republicanism, and the White Backlash, 1971-1979"

     


     
    March 17-19, 2016
    Resistance: Borders and Power, Social Justice and Community: 44th Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference
    University of Arizona, Tucson
    Conference Committee Chair
    "Affirmative Action in the Building Trades: Arthur Fletcher Comes to Tucson, 1969-1970"

     


     
    May 26, 2015
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "From Black Kiss to Black Captain: Race, Gender, and a Half Century of Star Trek"

     


     
    March 26-28, 2015
    Fixing the Ballot: 43rd Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
    Conference Committee Chair; impromptu presentation on Arthur Fletcher

     


     
    December 4, 2014
    Understanding Ferguson: Implications, Ramifications, and Consequences
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    Faculty Panelist
    Click HERE for my remarks.

     


     
    November 21, 2014
    Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives Weekly Brown Bag
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    Invited Talk
    "Building Affirmative Action 'From the Ground Up': The Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the Construction Industry"

     


     
    November 6, 2014
    How Far We Have Come, How Far We Have Yet to Go! Student Civil Rights Conference
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    Keynote Speaker
    "Affirmative Action 'From the Ground Up': The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a New Definition of Equal Employment Opportunity"

     


     
    September 27, 2014
    5th Annual Midwest World History Association Conference
    "Rights" in World History

    Governors State University, University Park, IL
    "Affirmative Action 'From the Ground Up': The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a new definition of Equal Employment Opportunity"

     


     
    April 11, 2014
    Organization of American Historians conference
    Atlanta, Georgia
    "Affirmative Action 'From the Ground Up': The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a new definition of Equal Employment Opportunity"

     


     
    April 5, 2014
    42nd Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies conference
    Mills College, Oakland, California
    "From Black Kiss to Black Captain: Race, Gender, and a Half Century of Star Trek"

     


     
    January 4, 2014
    American Historical Association 128th Annual Meeting
    Washington, DC
    "From Pasco, Washington, to Washington, DC: Arthur Fletcher and the American Dream, 1965-1968"

     


     
    April 12, 2013
    41st Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies conference
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    "From Pasco, Washington, to Washington, DC: Arthur Fletcher and the American Dream, 1965-1968"

     


     
    October 19, 2012
    North American Labor History conference
    Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    "Constructing Equal Employment Opportunity: Arthur Fletcher and the Philadelphia Plan, 1969-1971"

    Golland questions keynote speaker Gerald Horne:
    (scroll to 00:58:35; five minutes with response)

     


     
    May 29, 2012
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "Go West, Brother Man: Challenges Faced by an African-American Politician in California, 1959-1965"

     


     
    April 19, 2012
    Organization of American Historians conference
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    "Constructing Equal Employment Opportunity: Arthur Fletcher and the Philadelphia Plan, 1969-1971"

    Golland questions The History Guys:
    (scroll to 1:10:00; four minutes with response)

     


     
    October 22, 2011
    North American Labor History conference
    Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    "From Pasco, Washington, to Washington, DC: Arthur Fletcher and the American Dream, 1965-1968"

     


     
    August 13, 2011
    American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch conference
    Seattle, Washington
    "Go West, Brother Man: Challenges Faced by an African-American Politician in California, 1959-1965"

     


     
    July 9, 2011
    Historians of the Twentieth Century United States conference
    St. Annís College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
    "Go West, Brother Man: Challenges Faced by an African-American Politician in California, 1959-1965"

     


     
    June 20, 2011
    National Conference on Civil Rights
    Philadelphia, Mississippi
    "Constructing Equal Employment Opportunity: Arthur Fletcher and the Philadelphia Plan, 1969-1971"

     


     
    June 3, 2011
    Social Science Research Council conference
    Columbia University, New York, NY
    "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher, Religion, and the American Underclass"

     


     
    May 24, 2011
    Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
    Invited Talk
    "Analyzing the Impact of a Black Republican: Arthur A. Fletcher in Washington State, 1965-1969"

     


     
    April 7-9, 2011
    39th Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies conference
    Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
    "Go West, Brother Man: Challenges Faced by an African-American Politician in California, 1959-1965"

     


     
    April 1, 2011
    Book Launch
    New York, NY
    Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

     


     
    February 5, 2011
    Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation conference
    Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, Washington
    "From Pasco, Washington, to Washington, DC: Arthur Fletcher and the American Dream, 1965-1968"

     


     
    November 12, 2010
    Mid-Atlantic World History Association Biennial Interdisciplinary International Conference on Race
    Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
    "Constructing Equal Employment Opportunity: Arthur Fletcher and the Philadelphia Plan, 1969-1971"

     


     
    December 4-5, 2003
    Race and Labor Matters Conference
    City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, New York
    "The Philadelphia Plan, The AFL-CIO, and the Politics of Race Hiring"

     


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