Patricia Sullivan

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?"

Lectures

  • "Brown is a Black Cultural Product": The History and Legacy of Brown v. Board
  • "The Best a White America Has to Offer": Robert Kennedy and the Racial Crisis of the 1960s
  • Follow the Lawyers: How the naacp Ignited the Civil Rights Movement
  • Reconsidering the Civil Rights Movement in the Era of Black Lives Matters
  • Virginia Foster Durr: From Southern Belle to Radical Democrat