Bullitt Lecture in American History
The Bullitt Lecture is made possible by a gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in memory of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. Presented annually since 2001, it has featured presidential historians, popular historians, public intellectuals and professors of American history, including: George Packer, Timothy Egan, Taylor Branch, Gail Collins, Joseph Ellis, Isabel Wilkerson, and Michael Eric Dyson. It has highlighted a significant period, event, or individual in American history.
2021 Bullitt Lecture
In 2021, The Seattle Public Library is pleased to present Michelle Duster, who will discuss her new book Ida B. The Queen, and consider Ida B. Wells’ impact on American history on Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Bullitt Lecture Podcasts
Listen to podcasts of past A. Scott Bullitt Lectures in American History, dating back to 2007.
Program Sponsors and Partners
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co.