Welcome, I’m Kevin Levin

No, the name doesn’t rhyme.πŸ˜‰ Levin is an award-winning educator and historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past twenty years he has taught a wide range of courses in American history on both the high school and college levels. He is originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Levin has published extensively in the field of Civil War history and has lectured all over the country on the legacy of the war, including the ongoing debate about Confederate monuments.

Levin earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in history and philosophy from William Paterson University in New Jersey as well as a Master’s Degree in philosophy from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s Degree in history from the University of Richmond.

Public Outreach

Appearance on the Black News Channel (June 2020)

Levin has written extensively about the American Civil War and has spoken across the country on the current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments. His expertise on the Confederate monument controversy has led to interviews with The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, NPR as well as numerous international newspapers. He has appeared on theΒ Black News Channel, C-SPAN, NPR, Al-Jazeera, BackStory With the American History Guys, and Vox.

His op-eds and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Smithsonian, The Civil War Monitor, and Civil War Times.


Levin is the author of Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth (2019), Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012) and editor of Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites (2017).

A complete list of publications can be found here.

He is currently co-editing the Civil War letters of John Christopher Winsmith for publication and researching a book on the Twenty-Ninth Connecticut “Colored” Volunteers.

Professional Development for History Educators

Over the years Levin has worked extensively with teachers and students across the country to better understand challenging subjects such as the ongoing controversy surrounding Civil War memory and the Confederate monument controversy. He has led history education workshops with a number of organizations, including the National Park Service, Civil War Trust, Organization of American Historians, Ford’s Theatre, John Brown Lives!, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, Georgia Historical Society, and Massachusetts Historical Society.

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