Francis Cecil Sumner

¨Father of Black Psychology¨

Work History

Work History

Professor

West Virginia Collegiate Institute

taught psychology & philosophy

Professor

Southern University (Louisana) 

taught psychology & philosophy

Professor

Wilberforce University 

taught psychology & philosophy

Chair of the Psychology Department

1928 - 1958
Harvard University 

Head of the Psychology Dpt.

Education

Education

Home Schooled throughout Middle School & Highschool

No High School Expierence

Home Schooled by father.

Ph.D

Lincoln University

Graduated magna cum laude with honors in English, modern languages, Greek, Latin and philosophy.

Bachelors 

1916
Clark University

Bachelor of Art in English

Publications

Published atleast 45 publications, a few were "Pure" Psychology, Applied Psychology, & Psychology of Religion. 

Contributions to the Field of Psychology

Francis Cecil Sumner was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in psychology, which he earned from Clark University in 1920. He was an official abstractor for Psychological Bulletin and the Journal of Social Psychology, established an independent psychology program at Howard University, and is widely credited as founding the field of Black psychology.

Extracurricular Activities & Organizations

Skills

Protesting

Protested for better Educations for Blacks, Spoke out against inequalities of African Americans.

Questions 

1) Why was he called the "Father of Black Psychology" ?

2) He was the first African American to accomplish what?