Sullivan to deliver Forester Lecture

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2004-11-11
 Huntington, Ind.—Dr. Patricia Sullivan, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will present “What’s Integration? Brown v. Board of Education and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” at the Huntington College Forester Lecture Series on Thursday, November 18. The program will be held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sullivan’s visit is co-sponsored by the 2004-2005 Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program. The public is cordially invited to attend the free lecture.

Sullivan’s work focuses on race, politics and civil rights struggles in twentieth century America. Her publications include Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years (2003), the letters of a white southerner who played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, and Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era (1996). She is currently writing a history of the NAACP. Since 1995, Sullivan has co-directed an annual NEH Summer Institute at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute on “Teaching the History of the Civil Rights Movement.”
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.
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