Date of Award
Frank Hamilton Hawkins
Black people, African American history, sociology, racism, E. Franklin Frazier
Frazier, E. Franklin, "New Currents of Thought Among the Colored People of America" (1920). Historical Dissertations & Theses. 13.
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.