The Civil Rights Movement and Legacies of Racial Violence

Awarded Scholars:
Sarah Gaby, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Project Date:
Jul 2022
Award Amount:

While research has demonstrated robust relationships between historical racial violence and present-day issues – such as racial segregation, mortality, homicide rates, imprisonment rates, rates of Ku Klux Klan mobilization, and hate crimes – we know little about how events in the period between the late 19th/early 20thcentury and the present have influenced these associations. Sociologist Sarah Gaby will examine how the Civil Rights Movement impacted the relationship between historical racial violence and current day racism and racial inequality. She will utilize archival data and replicate three studies for her study.

In summer 2022, RSF awarded this project an additional $39,153 for a total of $162,434 in funding.


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