We cannot be still: The story of Claudia Sanders

dc.contributor.advisorPoole, Scott
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHopkins, George
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCox, Marcus
dc.creatorFoster, Kayla
dc.description.abstractClaudia 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Charleston. Graduate School; College of Charleston. Department of History; Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Department of History.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americans -- Segregation; Public opinion -- South Carolina; South Carolina -- Race relationsen_US
dc.titleWe cannot be still: The story of Claudia Sandersen_US