Bullitt Lecture in American History
The Bullitt Lecture is made possible by a gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in memory of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. Presented annually since 2001, it has featured presidential historians, popular historians, public intellectuals and professors of American history, including: George Packer, Timothy Egan, Taylor Branch, Gail Collins, Joseph Ellis, Isabel Wilkerson, and Michael Eric Dyson. It has highlighted a significant period, event, or individual in American history.
The Bullitt Lectures in American History 2023
Dr. Blair LM Kelley: "The Roots of the Black Working Class."
Join us to hear award-winning historian Dr. Blair LM Kelley discuss the roots of the Black working class.
Timothy Egan: “A Fever in the Heartland."
Award-winning author Timothy Egan discusses the Ku Klux Klan’s rise to power during the 1920s, and the woman who stopped them.
Watch and listen to past A. Scott Bullitt Lectures in American History, dating back to 2007.
Program Sponsors and Partners
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co.