Historian Paul Harvey Presents Webinar

March 1, 2021

Canisius University presents a live webinar by Paul Harvey, PhD, on Monday, 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.  Harvey is Distinguished Professor of History and Presidential Teacher Scholar at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS).  Harvey researches, writes and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to present. 

Register here for the talk titled, The Unadulterated Message of Nonviolence: From Howard Thurman to Martin Luther King, presented under the auspices of the college’s William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series. 

Harvey was named Distinguished Professor of History at UCCS in 2017. That same year, he was designated to give the Shriver Lectures in American History at Stetson University in Florida; those lectures later were published as the book “Southern Religion in the World: Three Stories.” He was named a Presidential Teacher Scholar in 2009.

Harvey is the author/editor of thirteen books and numerous articles, including most recently, “Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography” (2020), “Christianity and Race in the American South: A History” (2016), and “Bounds of Their Habitation: Religion and Race in American History” (2016).

His co-authored book “The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America,” was named a Top 25 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine in 2013, an award selected from the several thousand academic books published in the previous year.  Harvey’s narrative history survey “Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity” received the designation of Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine in 2012.

Harvey holds a BA from Oklahoma Baptist University (1983), and a MA (1985) and PhD (1992) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Copies of Paul Harvey's latest book, Howard Thurman & the Disinherited: A Religious Biography, can be ordered from Talking Leaves Books.

The Fitzpatrick Lecture Series at Canisius is part of the larger Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership at the college, which provides an array of opportunities for Canisius students to develop leadership potential through close contact with and exposure to those who contribute to American public affairs and societal issues. 

The Institute and the Fitzpatrick Lecture Series are named for William H. Fitzpatrick, a South Buffalo builder and longtime chair of the Erie County Democratic Party.  His sons, Paul E. and Walter D. Fitzpatrick, endowed the Fitzpatrick programming at Canisius in 1958, in memory of their father.  A few years later, in 1962, the Hon. Harry S. Truman, 33rdpresident of the United States, inaugurated the Fitzpatrick Lecture Series at Canisius.  Each year since, the college has hosted national figures in politics, government, academia and media, including Jane Goodall, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Bernice King, all under the auspices of the Fitzpatrick family.

For more information, please contact Richard A. Bailey, PhD, Fitzpatrick Professor of History at (716) 888-2684.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.