OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Patricia Sullivan

Portrait of Patricia Sullivan

Patricia Sullivan is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina and codirects an ongoing series of summer institutes at Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute on "Teaching the History of the Civil Rights Movement." Her publications include Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (2009), Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years (2003), and Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era (1996). Her current projects include a book tentatively entitled "Robert Kennedy's America in Black and White" and a collection of essays, "What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?"

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