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Robert A. Pratt

20th-century U.S.; African-American and Southern; civil rights movement

Ph.D. Virginia 1987

Office: 108 LeConte
Office Hours: By Appointment only
Phone: (706) 542-6393

Robert A. Pratt's articles and essays have appeared in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Rutgers Law Journal, The Georgia Journal of Southern Legal History, and other journals and magazines. He is the recipient of several national fellowships and grants, including a Danforth Foundation Fellowship (1980-1984), a Spencer Foundation Grant (1990), and a Brown Foundation Fellowship (1995). He is the author of The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89 (Virginia, 1992) which received an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. His new book on the desegregation of the University of Georgia is entitled We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia (U of Georgia Press, August 2002).

Research and Teaching Interests

[African American]
[Film and History]
[U.S. 19th & 20th Century]
[U.S. South]

Selected Publications

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia (University of Georgia Press, 2002) More Info

Courses Taught

HIST2112: U.S. History 1865 to Present [Syllabus]

HIST3102: Modern African American Experience [Syllabus]

HIST4990: Senior Seminar [Syllabus]

HIST6000: Studies in American History [Syllabus]

HIST8112: Colloquium in United States History: 1865 to the present [Syllabus]

Dissertations Supervised

Wall, James, "TBA" (In Progress)

Huff, Christopher, "With a Rebel Yell: Social and Political Activism in Atlanta, 1960-1980" (2012)

Luckett, Robert, "Yapping Dogs: Joe T. Patterson and the Limits of Massive Resistance" (2009)

MA Theses Supervised

Patrick, Madeleine, "The Secret People: Patriotism, the Press, and Civil Rights in the National Leprosarium" (2013)

Huff, Christopher, "Radicals Between the Hedges: New Left Activism at the University of Georgia, 1963-1975" (2005)

Young, Paige Eugenia, "Unknown martyr: the murder of Willie Edwards, Jr., and civil rights violence in Montgomery, Alabama" (2003)

Pye, David Kenneth, "All About the Town: The History of African-American Lawyers in Atlanta" (2001)

Rose, Travis Jerrold, "Black Newspaper Reactions to the East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917: Region, Political Thought, and Alliances" (2001)

Eric, Marshall, "Transforming the Classical Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King, Jr., The Poor People's Campaign, and the Problem of Community in Resurrection City" (1999)

Estes, Stephen Sandford, "Confronting the 'Great White Father': Paternalism, Gender, and the Civil Rights Movements in Memphis and Charleston" (1996)

Merrill, Jonathan Neal, "Jimmy Carter, Race Relations and the Judicial Selection Process" (1996)

Scrade, Alan Bradley, ""Bad" Baker, "Terrible" Terrell, and Pritchett's Albany: SNCC and the Interplay Between Rural and Urban Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia" (1995)

Brown, Stanford Maxwell, "Equalization, Freedom of Choice, and Sex Segregation: School Desegration in Taylor and Baker Counties, Georgia" (1994)

Strain, Christopher Barry, "Nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement: Three Exceptions" (1994)

Williams, Herbert Pierce, ""The Desegregation of the University of Georgia: Why the Peace was Kept"" (1994)

Smith, James Oliver, "Out of the Smoldering Ashes: Black Political Incorporation in the Wake of the 1980 Miami Riot." (1993)


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