With Larry's passing I feel strangely, helplessly unable to find words in which to express my admiration for him and gratitude for our friendship and there seems to me a kind of paradox in this for in real life no one could give me more of a sense of discovery and... [more]
Besides Larry's great humanity and expansive sense of humor, what I recall most about Larry is his courage. Perhaps it is not the kind of courage that America often celebrates publicly. But it was crucial to the intellectual project of history in late 20th century Ame... [more]
The loss of Larry Levine is a huge blow to the profession, but it an even greater loss for many of us who called him friend. I have many friends within the profession and many historians whom I deeply respect. Larry Levine was at the top of both lists.
Larry was my... [more]
As the founder and former director of African American Studies, I feel a tremendous amount of sadness about losing such a great scholar, teacher, and colleague. Larry asked to affiliate with African American Studies not long after he came to Mason back in 1995, and ... [more]
I met Larry when I started teaching at George Mason in 1998. I remember the scene vividly: Larry standing in the doorway of my office introducing himself--his enthusiasm filling the room and spilling out into the hall. Eventually, Larry and Cornelia got to know my whol... [more]
Larry's reputation at Mason preceded him. History classes with Mike O’Malley convinced me that Larry must just have been the coolest professor ever. When he joined Mason I was thrilled that I was able take one of his graduate classes. The best memories are his stories. ... [more]