The Eisenhower Institute presents Tim Thurber, Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, and his book Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974. From the University Press of Kansas: In this path-breaking book, historian Timothy Thurber illuminates the deep roots of this gulf by exploring the contentious, and sometimes surprising, relationship between African Americans and the Republican Party from the end of World War II through Richard Nixon's presidency. The GOP, he shows, shaped the modern civil rights movement, but the struggle for racial equality also transformed the GOP.
The EI Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College students the chance to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. Fellows serve on the Eisenhower Institute's College Advisory Council, act as liaisons for assigned Institute events at both locations, and serve as hosts for campus visitors. Students engage fully in the planning and promotion of specific programs and projects. They are responsible for selecting, developing, and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Washington and in Gettysburg.
Tim Thurber is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974.