History

The Association for Black Anthropologists was founded by a small group of intellectuals who sought to break down barriers that impeded their full participation in the discipline of Anthropology. By creating scholarship that linked anthropological theory to struggles for social justice, these elders transformed anthropology. By embracing the importance of mentoring those new to the discipline, they helped create generations of intellectual leaders. Many of those who gave their lives to the advancement of our discipline and our issues have never been fully acknowledged. We salute below just a few those who founded the ABA and created this space for emerging scholars.

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The Association of Black Anthropologists:
A Brief History
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Author: Ira E. Harrison
Source: Anthropology Today, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb., 1987), pp. 17-21
Publisher(s): Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3033268

Past Presidents
Kimberly Eison Simmons
2008 – 2010
Dana–Ain Davis
2006 – 2008
Kevin Michael Foster
2005 – 2006
Jafari St. Clair Allen
2004 – 2005
Edmund Gordon
2002 – 2004
Cheryl Rodriguez
2000 – 2002
Janis Hutchinson
1998 – 2000
Enoch H. Page
1993 – 1997
Annie Barnes
1991 – 1993
Faye V. Harrison
1989 – 1991
Michael Blakey
1987 – 1989
Ira E. Harrison
1985 – 1987
Tony L. Whitehead
1984 – 1985
A. Lynn Bolles
1984 – 1985
John Stewart
1983 – 1984
Johnnetta B. Cole
1981 – 1983
Council Taylor
1980 – 1981
Anselme Remy
1978 – 1979
Vera Mae Green
1977 – 1978

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