Sarah Craddock

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Sarah Craddock

PhD Student (advised by Kari Frederickson and John M. Giggie)

Specialty Fields: 20th-Century American Political Culture
MA – The University of Alabama, 2012
BA – The University of South Alabama, 2006

Research Interests

  • Southern Culture
  • Class
  • Race
  • Lynching and Collective Violence

Current Projects

  • South of the Narrative is a documentary film that examines the controversial role of a local civil rights organization, the Neighborhood Organized Workers (NOW), in Mobile, Alabama. NOW started as a small, activist, grassroots group in the mid 1960s, and gained prominence in Mobile after the death of Martin Luther King in 1968. NOW’s use of the rhetoric of black power coupled with its non-violent activist methods appealed to many in Mobile’s African American community. This documentary is an oral history that highlights the efforts of NOW’s civil rights activists who have largely been overlooked in the local history.
  • As I begin my studies as a PhD student, I am interested in developing a dissertation project that will investigate class dynamics in the twentieth century American South.