David Cunningham

David CunninghamVisiting Research Professor of Sociology

David Cunningham's current research focuses on the scope, organization, and legacy of racial contention in the civil rights-era South. His recent work centers on the Ku Klux Klan, in particular the complex roles that the klan played in various communities throughout the 1960s and the enduring impacts of KKK activity on contemporary voting patterns and crime rates. His latest book, Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan, has recently been published by Oxford University Press.

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