African-American Pioneers in Anthropology

Ira E Harrison (Editor), Faye Venetia Harrison (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook


This pathbreaking collection of intellectual biographies is the first to probe the careers of thirteen early African-American anthropologists, detailing both their achievements and their struggle with the latent and sometimes blatant racism of the times. Invaluable to historians of anthropology, this collection will also be useful to readers interested in African-American studies and biography.

The lives and work of: Caroline Bond Day, Zora Neale Hurston, Louis Eugene King, Laurence Foster, W. Montague Cobb, Katherine Dunham, Ellen Irene Diggs, Allison Davis, St. Clair Drake, Arthur Huff Fauset, William S. Willis Jr., Hubert Barnes Ross, Elliot Skinner
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationUrbana
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9780252067365
StatePublished - 1999


  • United States
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • African American anthropologists


Dive into the research topics of 'African-American Pioneers in Anthropology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this