Source: (2012) American Behavioral Scientist 56(10) 1434-1456

This article examines the work of an imaginary Institute for Advanced Study in Civil Rights as a model of changed oriented knowledge production, preferably in a major research university in the Deep South. The work of this Institute covers the span of the finished and unfinished business and unanticipated consequences in both respects for the 1940s–1960s sociological generation of African American civil rights leaders and their non–African American allies, as well as post-1960s issues this generation was unable to see or comprehend.