William Allison Davis (1902-1983)

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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 […]

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Caroline Bond Day (1889-1948)

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  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 […]

St. Clair Drake (1911-1990)

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  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 […]

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Katherine Dunham (1910-2006)

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  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 […]

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Arthur Huff Fauset (1899-1983)

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    1942 Ph.D.; University of Pennsylvania 1924 MA English; University of Pennsylvania 1921 BA English; University of Pennsylvania Dissertation: Black Gods of the Metropolis […]

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Laurence Foster (1903-1969)

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  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 […]

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Manet Fowler (1916-2004)

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    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 […]

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Vera Mae Green (1928-1982)

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  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 […]

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Zora Neale Hurston (1901-1960)

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  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 […]