‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84 (AP)
- November 29, 2017
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Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the
field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice
in the profession, has died. He was 84. White, who lived in Irvine, died of a heart
attack on Nov. 21 near Chicago during a flight to St. Louis to see his daughter for
Thanksgiving, said Tom Vasich, a spokesman for the University of California, Irvine,
where White was a professor for decades.
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