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About Millington Bergeson-Lockwood

Dr. Bergeson-Lockwood is an author and historian of race, politics, and the law in United States history. He received his PhD in history from the University of Michigan in 2011. His new book, Race Over Party, examines the intersections between racial and partisan politics in nineteenth century Boston. His work has appeared previously in several edited volumes, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of the Civil War Era, from which he won the Richards Prize for best article published in 2015. He currently lives in Washington, DC. Read more about Millington...

Latest News

New Blog Posts:

Civil Rights Without the Supreme Court, We’re History, November 7, 2018

Black Bostonians in the 19th Century Thought the 14th Amendment Didn’t Do Enough to Protect Black Voting Rights, History News Network, July 28, 2018

Black Women, History, and the Democratic Party, Black Perspectives, July 3, 2018

Upcoming Events:

September 26th, 2018: Politics, Power, and the Past: Black and Irish Political Alliances in 1880s Boston

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Burns Library, Boston College, 153-189 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA

September 27th, 2018: Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston (Book Talk)

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA


“History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations.”
— James Baldwin, Unnamable Objects, Unspeakable Crimes, 1966