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Dreaming of a Hemisphere Without Walls and Borders

Lecture Crosley Lecture Series

Paul Ortiz

Paul Ortiz

Placing Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa at the center of the historical narrative allows us to see the United States as multicultural from the outset while avoiding the narrow nationalisms that continue to plague the nation’s political culture.


Paul Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and associate professor of history at the University of Florida. His book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is the recipient of the 2018 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award. His book Emancipation Betrayed received the Harry T. and Harriette V. Book Award in 2006. He is currently writing Settler Colonialism and the ‘War on Terror’: 1492 to the Present which will be published by Beacon Press.

Paul received the 2013 César E. Chávez Action and Commitment Award from the Florida Education Association, AFL-CIO.


Portland Forum in Innovation Hall
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

Assigned Reading

Paul Ortiz, An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon, 2018)


5 p.m. in Global Plaza, Innovation Hall


(207) 221-4435

Dreaming of a Hemisphere Without Wall and Borders Poster
6:00 PM
Portland Forum in Innovation Hall

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public