Kevin M. Levin is a historian and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts, who specializes in the history and memory of the American Civil War. He speaks regularly to audiences around the country, including schools and public forums, about some of the most controversial issues surrounding the Confederate battle flag and Confederate monuments.
Over the past fifteen years he has taught history on the high school and college levels, most recently as a Visiting Instructor of American Studies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Previously, he taught at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA and the St. Anne’s – Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he offered a variety of courses, including American and European History, American Studies, the Civil War Era, Civil War Memory, Lincoln, Race and Gender, Women’s History and the Holocaust.
Levin is currently working as a consultant with the National Humanities Center’s Transpacific Teacher Scholars program and also serves on the board of directors for the National Council for History Education.
In 2012 the University Press of Kentucky published his first book, Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (paperback, July 2017). He is also the editor of a book of essays, titled, Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites, which was recently published in Rowan & Littlefield’s “Interpreting History Series.”
His current project is a book-length study that is tentatively titled, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, which is under advance contract at the University of North Carolina Press (Civil War America series).
Levin’s writings have appeared at The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Education Week, and CNN.
Nothing is more rewarding than helping history teachers improve their classroom practices. Over the years Levin has worked with numerous institutions, including Teaching American History, The Civil War Trust, Organization of American Historians, Ford’s Theatre, Massachusetts Historical Society, Georgia Historical Society, John Brown Lives! and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.