Francis Sumner

Background information

*Date of birth - December 7, 1895

*Date of death - January 12, 1954

*Francis is a man.

*He was the first African American to recieve his PHD in Psychology

*He went to elementary school but he wasn't able to attend high school because of his race, but his father homeschooled him.

*He was accepted into Lincoln University, and he graduated from Magna Cum Laude.

*Sumner’s area of focus was in investigating how to refute racism and bias in the theories used to conclude the inferiority of African Americans

* He lived with his older brother and both of his parents

His Contribution to Psychology

He studied about how to refute racism and biasm