Patricia Sullivan is the author of several books focusing on the African American experience, race, politics, and the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Her books include Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement; Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era; and Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years. For two decades, she and Waldo E. Martin Jr. co-directed a series of NEH Summer Institutes on “Teaching the History of Civil Rights/Black Freedom Struggles” at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. She and Martin are coeditors of the John Hope Franklin series in African American History and Culture for the University of North Carolina Press. She divides her time between the University of South Carolina, where she is William Arthur Fairey II Professor of History, and her home in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.


Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White

March 20, 2024 2PM – 3:30PM

In Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White, Patricia Sullivan examines Kennedy’s story with the Black freedom struggles of the 1960s.

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