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We cannot be still: The story of Claudia Sanders


2008 2008

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Claudia Thomas Sanders pursued a course of moderation in her approach to race relations in 1957. Despite this, the Independent Knights of the Ku Klux Klan bombed her home. Ostracized by family and friends, the South Carolina native experienced the harsh realities of deviating from southern norms during the latter days of the Jim Crow South. In spite of her elite status and a South Carolina exclusive pedigree, Sanders shows that every southern liberal could be exposed to the violent repercussions of their progressive views. Drawing from the tenets of her faith, Sanders' religious convictions played a decisive role in an essay she submitted in 1957 to a pamphlet South Carolinians Speak. Her story demonstrates the multifaceted experiences of white southerners who chose to promote racial justice in spite of white segregationist ideology.

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Subject
Biographies;
Religious congregations;
American history
Classification
0304: Biographies
0330: Religious congregations
0337: American history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; South Carolina
Title
We cannot be still: The story of Claudia Sanders
Author
Foster, Kayla
Number of pages
98
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1000
Source
MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549623090
Advisor
Poole, Scott
Committee member
Cox, Marcus; Hopkins, George
University/institution
College of Charleston
Department
History
University location
United States -- South Carolina
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1454146
ProQuest document ID
194069344
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/194069344
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