Lois Horton

Professor of history emerita, George Mason University

Lois E. Horton earned a Ph.D. in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University and is professor of history emerita at George Mason University. She has been visiting professor of American studies at the University of Munich and the University of Hawaii at Manoa and held the John Adams Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American History at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2003. Professor Horton’s work on African American history and culture, co-authored with James Oliver Horton, includes Black Bostonians, In Hope of Liberty, Hard Road to Freedom, and Slavery and the Making of America, companion book for the 2004 WNET PBS series. Her most recent book is Harriet Tubman and the Fight for Freedom. She has been active in public history and has served as advisor for museum exhibits, film and television. She is a member of the SSASA Advisory Board and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

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