Inez Beverly Prosser

First Black Psychologist


Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. It is an academic discipline and an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. (google definition)
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Background Information

  • Inez Beverly Prosser was born December 30, 1895 in Texas.
  • She was born to Samuel Andrew Beverly & Veola Hamilton.
  • First daughter of 11 children
  • Graduating as valedictorian of the Yoakum Colored School
  • enrolled at Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College
  • taught at "colored" schools
  • allen rufus prosser (spouse)
  • died September 1934


  • PhD in psychology