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April 20, 2010

Date: April 20, 2010
Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

Political Historian Allan Lichtman to Speak at Montgomery College May 4

Dr. Allan Lichtman, an American University professor and political historian who ran for the United States Senate in 2006, will speak on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Montgomery College-Rockville. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Technical Center, Room 136, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. 

Dr. Lichtman will discuss the conservative movement in America and his new book, “White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement.” The book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. 

Lichtman received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973 with a specialty in modern American history and quantitative methods. He became an assistant professor of history at American University in 1973 and a full professor in 1980. He was a past recipient of the Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. 

In the 2006 state senate election, Lichtman ran as a progressive, opposing the war in Iraq and calling for an immediate and safe withdrawal of U.S. troops. He was defeated by Democrat Ben Cardin.

For more information about Dr. Allan Lichtman, visit
For more information about Dr. Lichtman’s lecture at Montgomery College, call Professor Lee Annis 240-567-4108 or e-mail

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