Joseph L. White (1932-2017)

Joseph L. White, known as the “Father of Black Psychology,” for exposing the implicit whiteness in the field of psychology, including education, research, and professional training, was a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher who challenged the American Psychological Association (APA) by helping to found the Association of … Read MoreJoseph L. White (1932-2017)

Reginald McKnight (1956- )

Reginald McKnight is a novelist, short story writer, and educator born on February 26, 1956 in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany to Frank and Pearl McKnight.  Reginald’s father Frank was a career Air Force sergeant, causing the family to be frequently relocated during Reginald’s childhood.  Before age 16 … Read MoreReginald McKnight (1956- )

Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999)

Sherley Anne Williams, American novelist, poet, and scholar, was born in Bakersfield, California in 1944 to Jesse Winson and Lena Silver Williams. She was raised in poverty in a housing project in Fresno. Williams’ mother, who discouraged Sherley from reading because she thought books would … Read MoreSherley Anne Williams (1944-1999)