Bruce Kuklick

Academic Historian

Bruce Kuklick is Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written several books, including To Every Thing a Season: Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia (Princeton University Press, 1991), Philosophy in America, 1720-2000 (Oxford University Press, 2001), and Blind Oracles: Intellectuals and War from Kennan to Kissinger (Princeton University Press, 2006). He is a member of the American Philosophical Society.

“Going South: William Fontaine’s Trip to Virginia, 1948”

In the following article drawn from his book, Black Philosopher, White Academy: The Career of William Fontaine, University of Pennsylvania historian Bruce Kuklick introduces us to the world of  philosopher William Fontaine, one of the few African American faculty members at an Ivy League institution … Read More“Going South: William Fontaine’s Trip to Virginia, 1948”

William Thomas Fontaine (1909-1968)

  Image courtesy of University Archives & Records Center, University of Pennsylvania William Thomas Fontaine taught philosophy at Lincoln University, Southern University, Morgan State College, and for twenty years at the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Chester Pennsylvania on December 2, 1909, the … Read MoreWilliam Thomas Fontaine (1909-1968)