E. Franklin Frazier

(Edward Franklin Frazier)

E. Franklin Frazier
E. Franklin Frazier
  • Born: September 24, 1894
  • Died: May 17, 1962
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Sociologist

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Edward Franklin Frazier, was an American sociologist and author, publishing as E. Franklin Frazier. His 1932 Ph.D. dissertation was published as a book titled The Negro Family in the United States (1939); it analyzed the historical forces that influenced the development of the African-American family from the time of slavery to the mid-1930s. The book was awarded the 1940 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for the most significant work in the field of race relations. It was among the first sociological works on blacks researched and written by a black person.

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