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Patricia Sullivan

Public Policy Scholar


    October 1, 2007 — January 1, 2008

    Professional affiliation

    University of South Carolina

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Struggle toward Freedom: A History of the NAACP."

    Full Biography

    Patricia Sullivan is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Her previous book, Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (2009) is a story of how legal brilliance, grass roots organizing, Black culture and institutions, interracial alliances, and a fundamental faith in democracy built and sustained long-term struggles to uproot racism and advance justice. It is also a story of the deep and tangled roots of racism in America.