Historian, Educator & Public Speaker

Petersburg, Virginia (July 2014)

Kevin M. Levin is an award-winning historian and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in the history of the American Civil War era and has spoken throughout the country on the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the Confederate battle flag.

Levin works regularly with students and history educators on how to address the ongoing debate about Confederate symbolism.

Over the past fifteen years Levin has taught a wide range of courses in American history on the high school and college levels. He is the author of Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012) and editor of Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites (2017). His next book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, is under advance contract with the University of North Carolina Press and will be published in 2019. He is currently working on an edited collection of sources related to the history and memory of Confederate monuments for classroom use as well as a biography of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

He serves on the board of directors of the National Council for History Education and on the editorial board of the journal, Civil War History.

You can find his writings in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, The Daily Beast, and CNN

Over the past ten years Levin 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.