Professor of History
PhD, Marquette University; MA, Central Michigan University; BA, University of Detroit
Prior to joining the UAA faculty, Dr O'Reilly taught at Marquette University, where he did his doctoral work, and at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Dr O'Reilly has received a Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching. He also received grants and fellowships from numerous institutes and foundations, including the Gerald R Ford Foundation and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
| ||Nixon's Piano: Presidents and Racial Politics from Washington to Clinton|
O'Reilly, whose Racial Matters blew the lid off the FBI's investigation
and harassment of black leaders, now paints a revealing portrait of each
president's record on race. He documents that, with the exception of
Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson, American presidents have used the power of
their office to impede racial equality.
| ||Racial Matters: The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972|
From Kennedy to
Nixon, the FBI unwillingly found itself at the center of the struggle
for racial equality and justice. Kenneth O'Reilly tells the shocking
story of how political loyalties, priorities, and prejudices turned a
government agency into an adversary, instead of a protector, of civil