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. Raymond A. Winbush


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
  • 1995-2002
    Benjamin Hooks Professor of Social Justice, Fisk University
  • 1995-2002
    Director, Race Relations Institute, Fisk University
  • 1991-1995
    Assistant Provost/Director Johnson Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University


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.


  • 2001: Delegate to the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa
  • 2000: 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
  • 1997: "National Dialogue on Race" established with a five-year $2.6 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation to create regional conversations on the most troubling issue of our times: Race Relations - Fisk Race Relations Institute.
  • 1996: 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.

Professional Consultations

  • 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 (NCBS)


Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, France, England, Ecuador, Honduras, Jamaica and Belgium.


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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Raymond A. Winbush
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Director, Institute for Urban Research
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Mont. D216
Baltimore, MD 37208, USA

Telephone: 443.885.4800
Fax: 443.885.8274
URL: http://www.raymondwinbush.com

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BIO: Ray Winbush


Encyclopaedia Africana Dictionary of African Biography
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