“Philadelphia, the Most Liberal and Anti-Black City in the Urban North: Disenfranchisement, Racial Violence, and the African American Struggle for Political Friends in the Antebellum Era,” Conference Paper for the Society of Civil War Historians, June 2022
"Contested Notions of Democracy in the Urban North: African American Political Activism in the City of Brotherly Love," Conference Paper Accepted for the Urban History Association Annual Conference, October 2021
“How the History of the Long Black Freedom Struggle Can Help Students Understand Links Between the Past and Present,” Race and Second-Class Citizenship Fortunoff Virtual Summer Institute for Teachers at Yale University, August 2021
“Linking the Past to the Present: What Can Black Political History Tell Us About the Film Judas and the Black Messiah?,” Interview with Dr. Christa Heyward for the Elmira Black Film Festival, July 2021
Panelist for VNSNY Anti-Racism Council's Inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Day Program, June 2021
"How Did We Get Here?: The Post World War II Roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement," Inaugural Capital Region Juneteenth Conference and Sigma Sleep Out For Social Justice, SUNY Albany, June 2021
“Remembering Black Wall Street,” The Heat Phoenix Radio, 95.5, Utica, June 2021
“Beyond 8:46: Utica College Reflects and Remembers the Impact George Floyd’s Death had on citizens of our campus,” Utica College, April 2021
"How Did We Get Here?: The Post World War II Roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement," Inaugural Address for the Annual Legal Studies Lecture Series, ASA College, April 2021
"Dr. Clemmie Harris Host Zoom Talk on History of Race and Racism Within American Public Health Systems," U.C. Tangerine, March 2021
"Chauvin Trial Pause; Dem Voted Against HR1; Biden Expands Voting Access; Structural Racism in Healthcare; and Classmates Terrorize Teen," Roland Martin Unfiltered, panelist, March 2021
“All In: The Fight for Democracy,” NAACP, Rome Chapter, panelist, February 2021
“What Accounts for the Peculiar Relationship Between the African American Community, American Public Health Systems, and Medicine?: A Brief History on Race, Racism, and Colonialism in Public Health and Medicine,” Center for Historical Research, Utica College, Keynote Black History Month Address, February 2021
St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, Protests and Policing Panel, February 2021
"Is this America?: Protests and Policing in Historical Context," Tampa Bay Times, February 2021
“What Accounts for the Peculiar Relationship Between the African American Community and the American Medical Profession?: A Brief History on Race and Racism in Public Health and Medicine,” Keynote Black History Month address U.C. Center for Historical Research, February 2021
"Insurrection RoundTable: An Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol," Utica College CHR, February 2021
“Reflections and Celebration: Black Heritage Month at Utica College,” Tangerine, February 2021
"How Did We Get Here?: The Post-World War II Origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement," Black History Month Keynote address U.S. Department of Education, February 2021
"Race and Reform in the Early Progressive Era: How the South's Lost Cause Triumphed in the Urban North," 1900 to Post-World War I for the Utica College Center for Historical Research Insurrection Series, January 2021
"What Accounts for the Peculiar Relationship Between the African American Community, American Public Health Systems, and Medicine?," Student National Medical Association at SUNY Upstate Medical University, December 2020.
"Bridging the Divide: Promoting Equity Through P3 Projects, The Lessons of History," P3 National Government Conference, December 2020
“Africana Studies Program to be Created: Goals to Expand Understanding of the Past and Present, U.C. Tangerine, December 2020
“Florida Town Fines BLM Protesters for Using Megaphones,” New York Daily News, November 2020
“Newport Richey Protesters Slapped with Megaphone Fines,” Tampa Bay Times, November 2020
“Post-Election Review: An Interview with Cassandra Harris-Lockwood,” The Cassandra-Lockwood Show, Utica, November 2020
“Where Do We Go From Here?: A Post-Election Conversation with Reverend Lawrence Aker III, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and Dr. Clem Harris,” Cornerstone Baptist Church, November 2020
“Where Do We Go From Here: A Post-Election Conversation,” Positive Impact Media, November 2020
“Race and Reform in the Urban North: The Early Progressive Era of the 20th Century,” Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, October 2020
"Shopping Center Riot Rumor Rooted in Racism," U.C. Tangerine, September 2020
"How Did We Get Here?: The Post World War II Origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement," College-Community Partnership for Criminal Justice Reform Lecture Series, September 2020
"How Did We Get Here?: The Post World War II Origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement," Center For Historical Research, Utica College, September 2020
"Four Months After George Floyd Most of America Remains Resistant to Learning About Race and Racism," Walk A Mile for Unity, Utica College, September 2020
“Democratic Fears Grow Over 2020 Voter Suppression,” The Hill, June 2020
“How did we get here? And Where do we go from here?,” A Discussion on the Murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Urban Rebellion, Parts I&II, Utica College, June 2020
“Law Enforcement and Communities of Color: A Virtual Town Hall,” NAACP, June 2020
“Where do we go from here?: A Discussion on the Murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Urban Rebellion,” Impact Media, May 2020
“Sanders’ Ad with Obama Raises Eyebrows,” The Hill, March 2020
"Celebrating Black History Month,” U.C. Tangerine, February 2020
“Buttigieg, Klobuchar Face Uphill Battle In Pivot to Diverse States,” The Hill, February 2020
“Recent Racist Attacks at Syracuse University Are Rooted In The Black Student Revolution of 1968!” UCPublicAffairs.com December 2019
“Black Mobilization and the Fight for Civil Rights and Democracy During World War II, Rome Free Academy,” November 2019
"African American Independent Electoral Politics and the Rise of Civil Rights Liberalism in the Urban North, 1900 to World War I," Nexus Speaker Series, Utica College, November 2019
“When Halloween Becomes Racist,” Tangerine, November 2019
“Rising Warren faces uphill climb with black voters,” The Hill, August 2019
“The 2018 Mid-Term Elections and the Democratic Party’s Persistent Problem with African American Millennial Voters,” Reclaiming History, Hudson Mohawk Magazine, 105.3 FM, Troy, NY, July 2019
“The Paradox of Urban Progressivism: Race, Political Reform, and Violence in Early Twentieth Century Philadelphia,” 1900-World War I, The Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series, McMaster University, February 2019
“Students Honor the Month,” UC Tangerine, February 2019.
“Blackface’s Shameful History Lingers Beyond Virginia,” UC Tangerine, February 2019.
“Free At Last? Struggles Followed Those Who Migrated North,” The Philadelphia Tribune, February 2019.
“The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Black Revolution on Campus: What Lessons Does It Hold for Issues of Diversity and Inclusion Today?” Utica College, November 2018.
“Why Interracial Populism Has Failed in America,” Utica College Political Science Honor Society, November 2018.
“1968 Election 50 Years Later: Dr. Clem Harris of Utica College Looks Back at Nixon’s Rise and Rhetoric-TALK! 100.7 FM,” Utica, NY, November 2018.
“Activists, Educators Examine Philly’s Place in 1968 Protests,” The Philadelphia Tribune, October 2018.
“The Post-World War II Roots of Black Protest and Electoral Activism in 1960s Philadelphia,” Historical Society of Pennsylvania, October 2018.
“NY-22 Minute: Racial and Ethnic Diversity Limited at Brindisi Town Halls,” UCPublicAffairs.com August 1, 2018
“Dr. Clem Harris Talks Robert Kennedy’s Assassination and 1968-TALK! 100.7 FM,” Utica, NY, June 2018.
“The Politics of Localism,” Guest Lecturer in HIS 311A, Utica College, April 2018.
“Students Discuss Police Brutality, Stephon Clark at BSU Event,” The Tangerine, April 2018.
“In Case You Forgot Black People are Still Being Shot: #Stephon Clark” Guest Speaker, Black Student Union Event, Utica College, 2018
“Why Did Martinique not Follow Haiti in the Era of Revolution?: Rebellion versus Revolution in the French Caribbean during the 19th Century” Guest Lecturer in PSY 411, Utica College, 2018
“BSU Addresses Lockdown Following Lockdown,” The Tangerine, March 2018.
“Lockdown Lifted: Students Return After ‘Credible Threat’ at Utica College,” Oneida Dispatch, March 2018.
“Historicizing Racial Stereotypes of Africa and the African Diaspora: Africana Studies in the Twenty-Frist Century Era of Alternative Facts,” Black History Month Keynote Address, Utica College, 2018.
“Rebellion, Emancipation, Labor, and the Rise of the Informal Economy During the Haitian Revolution,” Guest Lecturer, ANT 243, Utica College, 2018.
“The Racist History of Stop and Frisk,” Keynote Address for B.O.N.D. Annual Banquet, Utica College, 2018.
“Historicizing Racial Stereotypes of Africa and the African Diaspora: Africana Studies in the Twenty-Frist Century Era of Alternative Facts,” Black History Month Keynote Address, Syracuse University, 2018
“Issues in the History of Race, Perception, and the American Criminal Justice System,” Guest Lecturer, SOC300, Utica College January 2018
“Issues in the History of Race, Perception, and the American Criminal Justice System,” Government and Politics, Utica College January 2018
“Dems: Black Voters Deserve More from the Party,” The Hill, December 2017
“Race Progressives and the Rise of Anti-GOP Insurgency,” Center for Historical Research, Utica College, 2017
“Segregated Photos Cause Uproar On Campus,” The Tangerine, October 2017
“Progressives: Dems at risk of perennial election defeat,” The Hill, July 2017
“Redefining America: Our Values, Our Creed, Our Representation,” Syracuse University, March 2017
“The Dangers of Stop and Frisk Policies,” Op/Ed for the University of Pennsylvania Law School Reg/Blog, February 2017.
“Trump Forcefully Rejects Anti-Semitism,” The Hill, February 2017.
“Fighting for the Soul of American Democracy: Black Activism in Historical Perspective,” Wesleyan University, February 2017.
“Why Police Reform Is Not Enough: Race, Class, Urban Neighborhoods, and the Selective Enforcement of Stop and Frisk,” A Colloquium on the Black Lives Matter Movement, Syracuse University, November 2016.
“The Importance of Education within the Long African American Struggle for Freedom and Equality: The Syracuse City School District and Lessons from African American History,” The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Syracuse University October 2016
“Lily White Progressivism in the Urban North: African Americans, Civil Rights, and Reform Politics in Philadelphia from the Early 1900s to World War I,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Philamontco Branch, May 2016
“Why Police Reform Is Not Enough: Race, Urban Neighborhoods, and the Selective Enforcement of Stop and Frisk,” Wesleyan Thinks Big, April 2016
“Black Leaders Expect Clinton to Deliver,” The Hill, April 2016
“Lily White Progressivism in the Urban North: African Americans, Civil Rights, and Reform Politics in Philadelphia, 1911-1921,” Fourth Annual George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center Emerging Scholars Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, April 2016
“Report: Thousands of Pedestrian Stops By Philly Police, Illegal and Racially Bias,” Newsworks and WHYY, March 2016
“Ferguson One Year Later,” University of Pennsylvania Law School, March 2016
“Clinton’s Flint Response Brings Political Dividend,” The Hill March 2016
Journal of Constitutional Law, “Race, Crime, and the Constitution Revisited: The Selective Enforcement of Law,” University of Pennsylvania Law School, January 2016
“The Black Vote: Two Major Parties,” Drexel University, January 2016
Thought Leaders Panel, “The Implications of White Mayoral Leadership on Black Political Empowerment,” University of Pennsylvania, November 2015.
“After Charleston: Next Steps for the Movement for Social Justice,” a panel discussion, Wesleyan University, September 2015.
National Constitution Center, “The African American Civil Rights Movement in Philadelphia, 1963-1984, Why It Still Matters,” African American Museum, July 2015
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Humanities, “Organizing for Freedom: The Role of Independence Hall in the African American Struggle for Racial Equality in Philadelphia,” 1963-1984, Independence Hall, June 2015
Penn Democrats Panel on “Political Impact of Abusive Policing,” University of Pennsylvania, April 2015
James Brister Society Panel on “Evolution of Black Activism,” University of Pennsylvania, April 2015
“A Legacy of Contributions, Activism and Empowerment: The History of African American History,” Key Note Address, Hempstead High School, February 2015
“The Police, The People, and Legal Reform,” Drexel University Panel Discussion, February 2015
“Black Buying Power and the Politics of Economic Boycotts for Social Change,” WURD 900AM, December 2014
“Ferguson Decision: A Panel Discussion,” University of Pennsylvania Law School, December 2014
“Race, Ballots, and the Origins of Community Control: Machine Politics, Urban Progressivism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Black Philadelphia, 1905-1921,” University of Pennsylvania, November 2014
“Reparations, Food, and Culture in the 21st Century,” Moderator, Black Alumni Society, University of Pennsylvania, November 2014
Penn NAACP Students For A Sensible Drug Policy, Panelist, University of Pennsylvania, October 2014
“How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?,” Cultural Production and Political Power Program, Du Bois College House, University of Pennsylvania, October 2014
“Marijuana Decriminalization: Also a Racial Issue,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, September 2014
“A History of Activism in Black Philadelphia,” Mayor’s Reception Room, Philadelphia City Hall, September 2014
“Eliminating the False Friends of Liberal Democracy,” Drexel University, May and Aug. 2014
“The Carceral State and Colorblindness in the Age of Obama,” Muhlenberg College, April 2014
“The Origins of Community Control and Black Electoral Activism in Early Twentieth Century Philadelphia,” Mayor W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Symposium on the Evolution of Black Political Empowerment, University of Pennsylvania, April 2014
“The New Civil Right?: Why We Can’t Ignore the Role of Race in Education,” University of Pennsylvania, March 2014
“Remembering Nelson Mandela: The Problem of Canonization and the Legacy of Reconciliation,” Key Note Address, New York City Municipal Building, February 2014
“Rethinking King, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Paradox of Charismatic Leadership,” The University of Pennsylvania Inter-cultural Center, February 2014
“The Unfinished Agenda: MLK’s Legacy and the Enduring Struggle for Social Justice,” Muhlenberg College, January 2012
“The Price for Justice is Eternal Vigilance,” Capital District Boule, Albany, New York, December, 2010
“The Economic Justice Act of 2010: Diversity and Minority and Women Business Enterprise Reform,” MWBE Annual Conference, Albany, New York, October 2010
“The Great Recession and Shared Sacrifice,” Centro Civico Annual Gala, Schenectady, New York September, 2009
“Diversity and the Rebuilding of New York State,” Capital District 100 Hispanic Women Annual Gala, Troy, New York, January, 2
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Interview with the Daily Pennsylvanian
A talk for the Public Health Program at McMaster University, Canada. The argument contends that the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century is critical to understanding how race, reform, and white nationalism intersected to create a sustained culture of violence, the toxicity of which infected the nation's civic structures by the end of World War I.
A discussion on the murder of George Floyd, the BLM protests, and systemic racism in law enforcement.
In Part II, you will hear my responses to a series of key questions. The questions reflect the current debate around institutional racism, policing, and underlying effects as well as issues around coalition building and trauma.
A talk for the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute. Dr. Harris argues that this period is critical to understanding how race, reform, police brutality, and white nationalism intersected to create a sustained culture of violence, the toxicity of which infected the nation's civic structures by the end of World War I. This moment was also critical to understanding how anti-Black racism and anti-Semitism became mainstream in the United States.
"Where Do We Go From Here?," a conversation following the historic presidential and vice presidential vicotries of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris between Pastor Lawrence Aker, III, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and Dr. C.L. Harris
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