Francis Cecil Sumner: Father Of Black Psychology

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“Father of Black Psychology”, what is the first thing that come to mind to the sound of this title? Francis Cecil Sumner was often refer as Father of Black Psychology as he was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in psychology. Francis was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, December 7, 1895; Second son of David Alexander and Ellen Lilian. His older brother name was Eugene Sumner. Francis was educated in the elementary school system in Norfolk, Virginia and Plainfield, New Jersey. Due to lack of opportunities for the minorities at that time, He was self-educated by his parents. At the age of 15, he was accepted into Lincoln University. He graduated with magnum cum laude in English, Creek, Latin and philosophy in 1915. He then went on to
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