James E. Blackwell
- Born: 1926 in Alabama, United States, Anniston
Family: Born March 4, 1926, in Anniston, AL; married Myrtle Dapremont, 1960. Education: Attended Wilberforce University, 1943-44; Western (now Case Western) Reserve University, B.S., 1948, M.A., 1949; Washington State University, Ph.D., 1959. Memberships: American Sociological Association (member of council, 1970-71), Society for the Study of Social Problems (national executive secretary, 1962-63; president, 1980-81), Sociological Research Association, Caucus for Black Sociologists (president, 1970-72), African Studies Association, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP; president of San Jose chapter, 1962-63), Eastern Sociological Association (president, 1981-82), Massachusetts Sociological Society, Alpha Kappa Delta (president of Beta of Washington chapter, 1956-57), Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Rho Sigma, Blue Key, Urban League. Addresses: Office: Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Boston Harbor College, 100 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02125.
Vitae: Benedict College, Columbia, SC, instructor in biology, 1949-51; Shorter College, Rome, GA, instructor in biology, 1951-52; Grambling College (now Grambling State University), Grambling, LA, assistant professor of social science and biology, 1952-55; San Jose State College (now San Jose State University), San Jose, CA, 1959-63, began as assistant professor, became associate professor of sociology; U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, acting director in Tanganyika, 1963-64, director in Malawi, 1964-65, director of Center for Peace Corps Training and Research at University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 1965-66; U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, research officer and chief of Panchayat Development Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1966-69; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, associate professor of sociology, 1969-70; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, professor of sociology and chair of department, 1970-75; University of Massachusetts, Boston Harbor College, Boston, professor of sociology, 1975--. Associate of Solomon Fuller Institute, 1974--; College Entrance Examination Board, member of Research Commission, 1976--, member of Panel on Minority Concerns, 1980-84; consultant, Southern Education Foundation.
Danforth associate, 1974; American Sociological Association, Spivak Award, 1979, and DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, 1986; Benjamin E. Mays Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Metropolitan Boston Young Men's Christian Association, 1987.
Source Citation: "James E(dward) Blackwell." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 Feb. 2012.
Articles by James E. Blackwell:
Minorities in the Liberation of the ASA? Blackwell, James E. | The American Sociologist, | 1992-0423:1, | 11-17 | Description: Examined within the sociopolitical context of the demands confronting the American Sociological Assoc (ASA) is the changing nature of participation of minorities in the organization since 1968.
Black Radicals and the Civil Rights Mainstream, 1954-1970 Blackwell, James E. | Contemporary Sociology, | 1989-1118:6, | 880-882 | Description: Reviewed Work: Haines, Herbert H., Black Radicals and the Civil Rights Mainstream, 1954-1970, 1988
Persistence and Change in Intergroup Relations: The Crisis upon Us, Blackwell, James E. | Social Problems, | 1982-0429:4, | 325-346 | Description: In an analysis of patterns of persistence & change in intergroup relations in the US & Western Europe, six propositions are advanced as a framework for understanding certain specific relationships between dominant & subordinate groups.
Relations between Black Bosses and Black Workers Blackwell, James E.; Haug, Marie | The Black Scholar, | 1973-014:4, | 36-43 | Description: Responses of minority groups to their status have almost always been investigated in terms of the dominant culture & seldom from the intragroup perspective.
BLACK BOSSES, BLACK WORKERS: OR ARE BLACK BOSSES BEAUTIFUL? BLACKWELL, JAMES E.; HAUG, MARIE R. | American Sociological Association | 1971 | Description: Inter-group relations theory tends to omit problems of intra-group strains & accommodations, treating minority groups generally as relatively homogeneous.