E. Franklin Frazier

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Sociology

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-24-1894

Died: 05-17-1962

As published in the Foundation’s Review for 1939–40:

FRAZIER, EDWARD FRANKLIN:  Appointed for a comparative study of the Negro family in the West Indies and Brazil; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1940.

Born September 24, 1894, at Baltimore, Maryland.  Education:  Howard University, A.B., 1916; Clark University, A.M., 1920; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1931. American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow in Denmark, 1921–22.

Instructor in Mathematics, 1916–17, Tuskegee Institute; Instructor in English and History, 1917–18, St. Paul’s Normal and Industrial School; Instructor in Mathematics and French, 1918–19, Baltimore Colored High School; Instructor in Sociology, 1922–24, Morehouse College; Director, 1922–27, Atlanta School of Social Work; Research Assistant, 1927–29, University of Chicago; Professor of Sociology, 1929–34, Fisk University; Professor of Sociology, 1934—, Howard University.

Publications:  The Negro Family in Chicago, 1932; The Free Negro Family, 1932; The Negro Family in the United States, 1939 (awarded the John Anisfield Prize for the best book on race relations, 1940); Racial Factor in the Personality Development of the Negro Youth, 1939. Articles in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Journal of Negro History, Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work, Howard Review. Contributor to The American Negro, 1928; Race and Culture Contacts, 1934.



Photograph credit: James L. Allen