Francis Sumner Photo

Francis Sumner

Born: Dec 7, 1895

Death: Jan 12, 1954

Birthplace: Pine Bluff

Nationality: United States

Francis Sumner

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1895
Date of Death : Jan 12, 1954
Birth Place : Pine Bluff

Francis C. Virginia was an influential psychologist who is commonly referred to as the "Father of Black Psychology". In 1920, Sumner became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. degree in psychology.

Also known as


  • Francis Cecil Sumner
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