C. Wright Mills

Journalist, Activist, Sociologist (1916-1962)


In August of 1916, in Waco, Texas, C. Wright Mills was born. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1939, after leaving Texas A&M University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and his master’s degree in philosophy. After earning his Ph.D. in 1941 from the University of Wisconsin, Mills became a part of the faculty at Columbia University. In 1962, at 45 years old, Mills died from heart disease.


One of the main areas that Mills focused on was sociology, and believed he, along with others, should support social change. He also studied the connection between society and individuals, as well as the decline of middle class citizens. Mills wrote multiple books, including The Sociological Imagination. Like his studies, this book focused on individuals and society.


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