"The Father of Black Psychology"
- Francis Cecil Sumner was born December 7, 1895, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
- Sumner died January 12, 1954, in Washington D.C.
- First African American male to receive a Ph.D. in psychology (1920)
- Attended Clark University & Lincoln University
- No spouse or children
- Professor of psychology & philosophy at: Wilberforce University, Ohio; Southern University, Louisiana
- Served as chair of psychology department at Harvard University
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOLOGY
- Involved in creating the psychology department at Harvard University along with Max Meenes, and Frederick P. Watts
- Published many psychological articles
- Official abstractor of many journals ( Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Social Psychology)
- Translated many psychological studies into French, German, and Spanish