Lorraine A. Williams Lecture
Held each fall to encourage the dissemination of the ideas of African-American scholars in history and related disciplines, this series was established by the late Dr. Williams after she became the chair of the department. The lecture series also supports student scholarship.
Merze Tate Annual Seminar in Diplomatic History
Begun in 1977 to support the international scope of the department, this lecture is an opportunity to enhance communication between the department and the scholarly diplomatic community.
Rayford W. Logan Lecture
Established in 1970 to promote scholarly discussion of the wider African-American community, this annual spring lecture offers a scholarship prize.