Raymond A. Winbush, Ph.D.
2002 - Present
Director, Institute for Urban Affairs, Morgan State University
- 1996 - Present
Consultant, Encyclopaedia Africana Project
- Accra, Ghana, West Africa
Benjamin Hooks Professor of Social Justice, Fisk University
Director, Race Relations Institute, Fisk University
Assistant Provost/Director Johnson Black Cultural Center,
A native of Cleveland Ohio. A product of public school education. In 1970,
he graduated with honors in psychology from Oakwood College in Huntsville,
Alabama, and during his undergraduate education there, won scholarships to
both Harvard and Yale Universities.
After graduation, he won a fellowship to the University of Chicago and
received both his Masters (1973) and Ph.D. in psychology (1976).
From 1973 to 1980, Dr. Winbush taught at Oakwood College and
Alabama A & M University in Huntsville, AL, before transferring to Vanderbilt
University. At Vanderbilt, he held an adjunct
professorship in the Department of Psychology.
Delegate to the United
Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban,
Fisk University Study Tour of Ghana and the Encyclopaedia Africana Project
to more fully understand Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois', Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's and
George Padmore's call for a series of books, Encyclopaedia Africana: Dictionary of African Biography®™, defining the world from an African-centered viewpoint.
1999 - 2000:
Fisk University's Historic Annual Race Relations Institute
"National Dialogue on Race" established with a five-year $2.6 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation
regional conversations on the most troubling issue of our times: Race
Relations - Fisk Race Relations Institute.
Ghana Research Fellowship to study the last two years of W.E.B. Du Bois' life in Accra, Ghana, West Africa
and his work with the Encyclopaedia Africana Project
, which produced an article (A
Brief History: Encyclopedia Africana
), published in the
Independence Day 40th Anniversary issue of Ghana Review International, UK,
examining Du Bois' motivation and collaboration with President Kwame Nkrumah
regarding this monumental work.
Former President of the Southern Region,
Association of Black Culture Centers
- Encyclopaedia Africana Project
Grant Writer; Technical Consultant
Editorial Board, Journal of Black Studies
- Executive Board member, National Council for Black Studies
Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, France, England, Ecuador, Honduras, Jamaica and
To understand how African culture has influenced world culture.
Writing, jazz, rap music, computer technology and photography.
Proud father of three children: Omari Winbush, Sharifa Winbush and Faraji Winbush.
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