Monthly Archives: March 2012

William Allison Davis (1902-1983)

An educator, anthropologist, writer, researcher, and scholar, William Boyd Allison Davis was considered one of the most promising black scholars of his generation. He became the first African-American to hold a full faculty position at a major white university when … > Continue reading

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Caroline Bond Day (1889-1948)

  1930 MA Anthropology; Radcliffe College 1912 BA English; Atlanta University Thesis: Negro-White Families in the United States First taught a course in anthropology at Atlanta University in 1928. Publication: A Study of Some Negro-White Families in the United States … > Continue reading

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St. Clair Drake (1911-1990)

  1954 Ph.D. Social Anthropology; University of Chicago 1931 BS Biology; Hampton Institute Dissertation: Values, Social Structure, and Race Relations in the British Isles. Research interests: Africa, the African diaspora, race and power, social change, social and intellectual history Selected … > Continue reading

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Katherine Dunham (1910-2006)

  Attended Joliet Jr. College, Joliet IL 1926-1936 Ph.B (bachelor of philosophy); University of Chicago Dance anthropology, theater, Africa, Caribbean, and intercultural communication Founder and director of the Institute for Intercultural Communication Selected Publications: Island Possessed (1969), A Touch of … > Continue reading

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Arthur Huff Fauset (1899-1983)

    1942 Ph.D.; University of Pennsylvania 1924 MA English; University of Pennsylvania 1921 BA English; University of Pennsylvania Dissertation: Black Gods of the Metropolis Research interests: Black folklore, religion, civil rights Teacher, principal, union organizer in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania … > Continue reading

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Laurence Foster (1903-1969)

  1931 Ph.D. Anthropology; University of Pennsylvania 1929 STB; Theological Seminary, Lincoln University 1926 BA Education; Lincoln University Dissertation: Negro-Indian Relations in the Southeast Areas of Research: Race relations, Blacks, American Indians Selected Publications: The Functions of a Graduate School … > Continue reading

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Manet Fowler (1916-2004)

    1952 Ph.D. Anthropology; Cornell University 1937 BA Journalism; New York University The first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from a US university; first African American woman to establish a professional practice in public … > Continue reading

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Vera Mae Green (1928-1982)

  1969 Ph.D. Anthropology; University of Arizona 1955 MA Anthropology; Columbia University 1952 BA Sociology; Roosevelt University 1977-1979 – First president of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Coordinated first ABA Directory on Black Anthropologists. 1980 Service Award for Outstanding Contribution … > Continue reading

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John Langston Gwaltney (1928–1998)

  1967 Ph.D. Anthropology; Columbia University 1957 MA; New School for Social Research 1952 BA; Upsala College 1989 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient (ABA) Areas of Research: Oaxaca, Mexico, and Urban US Selected Publications: Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America (1980), … > Continue reading

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Zora Neale Hurston (1901-1960)

  1928 BA Anthropology; Barnard College 1919-1923 Howard University 1920 AA; Howard Academy A recipient of anthropological awards, prizes, and honors at the University of Florida and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Areas of Research: Folklore, Caribbean and African American … > Continue reading

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