ERIC Number: ED251040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Afro-American Anthropologists as Scientists: A Moment in Time.
The status and meaning of Afro-American anthropologists as scientists in the United States are reviewed, along with survey findings concerning the characteristics of this population. At the end of the nineteenth century, DuBois was probably the first Afro-American to take a sequence of anthropology courses at an advanced level. His influence on anthropology was considerable: he produced the first important scientific study of a U.S. black community and set high standards in the use of the scientific method in analyzing urban research. The attainments and specialty fields of about 35 other Afro-Americans that influenced anthropology are also discussed. It has been estimated that there are currently about 115 black persons in the United States who are anthropologists or advanced students of anthropology. Survey findings are provided on: the state of birth of a sample of U.S. Afro-American anthropologists, their educational background, their current position and responsibilities, and subjects that the anthropologists feel competent to teach. (SW)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Los Angeles, CA, 1981).