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(April 30, 1923- ) Born in New York City; raised in Newark, New Jersey. Graduated from Oberlin College in 1945; later, received Ph.D. from Columbia (1957). Taught history at Tougaloo (1945-49), Fisk (1953-56), Morgan State (1957-64), and Roosevelt University (1964-67). Served as secretary of Newark branch of NAACP, 1951-52, 1956-57, and as adviser to SNCC in Baltimore from 1960 to 1964. Taught in history department, Kent State University, from 1967 until his retirement in 1993, as professor beginning in 1969. Editor of many books in the field of African-American studies, and author of Negro Thought in America: Racial Ideologies in the Age of Booker T. Washington (1963), From Plantation to Ghetto: An Interpretive History of American Negroes (1966, with Elliot Rudwick), Time of Trial, Time of Hope: The Negro in America, 1919-1941 (1966, with Milton Meltzer), CORE: A Study in the Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1968 (1973, with Elliot Rudwick), Along the Color Line (1976, with Elliot Rudwick), Black Detroit and the Rise of the U.A.W. (1979, with Elliot Rudwick), and a collection of essays, A White Scholar and the Black Community, 1945-65 (1992).