E. Franklin Frazier

Sociologist, Author

1894 – 1962

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Who was E. Franklin Frazier?

Edward Franklin Frazier, was an American sociologist. His 1932 Ph.D. dissertation The Negro Family in Chicago, later released as a book The Negro Family in the United States in 1939, analyzed the cultural and historical forces that influenced the development of the African-American family from the time of slavery. The book was awarded the 1940 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for the most significant work in the field of race relations. This book was among the first sociological works on blacks researched and written by a black person. He helped draft the UNESCO statement The Race Question in 1950.

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Born
Sep 24, 1894
Baltimore
Also known as
  • Edward Franklin Frazier
  • Edward Frazier
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
  • Clark University
  • University of Chicago
Lived in
  • Baltimore
Died
May 17, 1962

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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