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Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award-winning historian, teacher, activist, and public servant. He holds a joint faculty appointment in Harvard’s undergraduate honors program in history and literature, the Graduate School of Education, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is Core Faculty and Director of Culture Change & Social Justice Initiatives at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. McCarthy is also the Stanley Paterson Professor of American History in the Boston Clemente Course, a college-level humanities course for low-income adults in Dorchester, and co-recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. A historian of politics and social movements, he is the author or editor of five books, including the forthcoming Stonewall’s Children: Living Queer History in an Age of Liberation, Loss, and Love.  In April 2017, he delivered the inaugural lecture and continues to serve as an advisor for Resistance School, a free online training hub for progressive social change. He is also Host and Director of The A.R.T. of Human Rights, a regular series of public conversations co-sponsored by the Carr Center and the American Repertory Theater, and Resistance Mic!, a curated series of artists performing truth to power at OBERON, the A.R.T.’s second stage theater. McCarthy graduated with honors from Harvard College and earned his MA, MPhil, and PhD in history from Columbia University.

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Saturday, October 13

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