From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement: the Continuity of Struggle

by William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University

The 2009 Tuttle Lecture "From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement: The Continuity of Struggle," was delivered by Professor William Chafe last March at the Dole Institute of Politics. Professor Chafe argued that despite the presumption that Jim Crow was a time of total white domination and total black submission, it was in fact an era of ongoing resistance that laid the foundations for the civil rights movement. William Chafe, the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University, is the author and editor of twelve books. His work has focused on civil rights history, women's history, and modern political history.

Professor Chafe helped to start the Duke Oral History Program, the Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women, and the Center for Documentary Studies. He chaired the Duke History department from 1990-95 and was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education from 1995 to 2004. From 1999-2000 he served as President of the Organization of American Historians. The 2009 Tuttle Lecture was sponsored by the American Studies Program, the Department of Political Science, the Department of English, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Department of History, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas.


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