Race, Violence and the Word, Derrick Bell Lecture on Race and Society, New York University School of Law, November 6, 2019.
Historians in the Court (on historians’ roles in the Supreme Court and in litigation), Organization of American Historians’ Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6, 2017.
The Fourteenth Amendment: Its Radical Past (and Future?). Harvard University, November 22, 2016.
Leon Silverman Lecture: Bell v. Maryland. United States Supreme Court, October 23, 2013.
At the National Book Festival. The National Mall, Washington, D.C., September 22-23, 2013.
Roundtable Discussion on The New Black: What Has Changed - And What Has Not - With Race in America. Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, September 19, 2013.
The New Black: What Has Changed - And What Has Not - With Race in America. Summer Lecture Series, Chilmark Library, Martha's Vineyard, August 22, 2013.
Civil Rights Lawyers in American Legal Historiography. Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College and King's College, University of Cambridge, July 8, 2013.
President Eisenhower and Civil Rights. Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College, March 8, 2013.
Representing the Race. Books and Beyond Lecture Series, Library of Congress, Mumford Room, Madison Building, October 11, 2012.
Representing the Race. Chilmark Library, Martha's Vineyard, Chilmark, MA, August 22, 2012.
Representing the Race Discussion. Joint Center for History and Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 30, 2012.
Kennedy, Johnson, and Civil Rights. John K. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston, MA, February 2, 2012.
The Power of Discontent. Commencement Address, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, May 20, 2010.
First 100 Years of the NAACP. Library of Congress, February 26, 2010.