Date of Award






Chief Instructor

Frank Hamilton Hawkins


Black people, Black Americans, African American history, sociology, racism, E. Franklin Frazier


E. Franklin Frazier was arguably the most prominent Black sociologist of the 20th century. His dissertation "The Negro Family in the United States" (1932) was published as a book and is considered a seminal sociological work, one of the first sociological works about African Americans written by African Americans. He was also the first Black man to be elected President of the American Sociological Association (1948). His contributions in providing a Black perspective to the knowledge base of social work were groundbreaking. It was during his time at Clark University where he began to study sociology. This is his Master's thesis.



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