Academic journal article Negro Educational Review

Founders of the Negro Educational Review

Academic journal article Negro Educational Review

Founders of the Negro Educational Review

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Dr. J. Irving E. Scott and Dr. R. Grann Lloyd founded The Negro Educational Review (NER) after meeting with educators at Alcorn College in Mississippi. The first issue was published in January 1950.

Dr. Scott was born in Jamaica, West Indies on January 13, 1901. He received the AB degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the MA degree from Wittenberg University, and the PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was the author of numerous books, including Living with Others, Finding My Way, Negro Students and Their Colleges, Getting the Most out of High School, and The Education of Black People in Florida. He served as president of the Citizens Investment Corporation. Because of his contributions, he was listed in the Who's Who in America and Who 's Who in the World. Dr. Scott was editor-inchief of NER from 1950-1981.

Dr. Lloyd was born on August 18, 1918. He received the BS degree from Tennessee State University, the MA degree from Columbia University, and the PhD degree from New York University. Dr. Lloyd's successful career spawned over 60 publications. His significant career experiences included guest economist, Chase Manhattan Bank, International Department, 1975; consultant to the Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department, 1973; staff member, President's Council of Economic Affairs, 1970; managing editor, The Negro Educational Review, 1950; president, The Citizens Economic Development Corporation; and economic consultant to the Jacksonville Urban League. …

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