Kevin M. Levin is an award-winning educator and historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. He 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 as well as numerous international newspapers. He has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR, Al-Jazeera, BackStory With the American History Guys, and Vox.
Levin is the author of Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth (2019) and Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012) and editor of Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites (2017). He is currently working on an edited collection of primary and secondary sources on the history and memory of Confederate monuments for classroom use as well as a biography of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Smithsonian, The Civil War Monitor, and Civil War Times.
Over the past twenty years Levin has taught a wide range of courses in American history on the high school and college levels. He is currently teaching a place-based learning course for high school students on the Walter E. Fernald School and the history of disability in America at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA.
Levin works extensively with teachers and students across the country to better understand difficult 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.