Tag: African Americans
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Race, Class, and William Julius Wilson’ s World of Opportunity Half a century ago, WSU was a national leader in producing black doctors
of sociology. Among them, William Julius Wilson ’66 PhD—recipient of 45
honorary degress and the National Medal of Science, and author of
landmark works that redefined poverty and race. “Going to WSU,” he
says, “was the greatest decision I ever made in my life.”
Categories: Sociology, Alumni
Tags: Social justice, Sociologists, African Americans
Bill ’69 and Felicia ’73 Gaskins—All in stride
Bill Gaskins says he knows exactly when Felicia Cornwall fell in love with him. On a snowy day in 1963, the two were walking arm-in-arm along WSU’s Hello Walk. Felicia, a sophomore from Tacoma, was taking mincing steps through the ...
Categories: Cultural studies, Alumni, Pharmacy
Tags: WSU staff, Diversity, African Americans
A player to be reckoned with
On October 2, 1954, a day shy of his 21st birthday, fullback Carl Talmadge “Duke” Washington ’59 and his fellow Cougars played the University of Texas on a sweltering day at Memorial Stadium. The result was a 40-14 Texas victory, a forgettabl...
Tags: African Americans, Football
S.R. Martin Jr.—A life in the West
“Rudy” Martin started out with a plan to collect the history of his family from its Texas roots to his home in Washington. It was at first a project for himself and his children. But the American studies scholar yearned for context, color, and...
Categories: History, Alumni
Tags: African Americans, American West
What I've learned since college: An interview with Johnnetta B. Cole-anthropologist, author, activist
Johnnetta B. Cole launched her career as an educator and activist at Washington State University in 1964. While in Pullman, she taught anthropology, helped found the Black Studies Program, and served as the program’s first director. In 1970 she...
Tags: African Americans, Anthropology, Writing
Anna Grant—A life of firsts
Anna Harvin Grant, the first woman to earn a doctorate in sociology from Washington State University, died November 6, 2004, of heart failure. She was 81.A nationally recognized expert in Black family life and former chair of the Department of Soc...
Categories: Alumni, Sociology
Tags: African Americans
WSU Alumni Association honors Seals, Sharratt
Rupert Grant Seals, one of WSU's first Black Ph.D.sRupert Grant Seals was honored twice by Washington State University, where he gained distinction as the fifth African American to earn a doctorate ('60 Animal Science).He received the Alumni Achiev...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Education, African Americans, Alumni Achievement Award
Blackwell makes his mark
James Blackwell helped establish the clout of black sociologists. This spring he returned to Pullman to receive the University's highest honor.
Categories: Sociology, Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Awards, Alumni Achievement Award, African Americans
Future teachers of color
The gap between minority teachers—about 6 percent—and minority school children—about 24 percent—is widening in Washington. As part of a move to remedy this situation, 176 high school and community college students attended the College of E...
Tags: Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans
Half a century ago, WSU was a national leader in producing black doctors of sociology. Among them, William Julius Wilson ’66 PhD—recipient of 45 honorary degress and the National Medal of Science, and author of landmark works that redefined poverty and race. “Going to WSU,” he says, “was the greatest decision I ever made in my life.”