Belinda Robnett

University of California, Irvine

Research Initiative:

Robnett will complete a book titled Surviving Success: Black Political Organizations in “Post-Racial” America, which will help to explain why organizations at the forefront of the Civil Rights successes of the 1960s, such as the NAACP and the SCLC, were unable to effect a comparable level of systemic change in the decades that followed. The book will contribute to a neglected area of black history, and expand our understanding of the factors that strengthen or weaken post-movement organization success.


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