Renowned Psychologist, Author and Orator to Speak at Lincoln
University, February 11, 2004
Na'im Akbar Will Speak at Black History Month Convocation.
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu)Dr. Na'im Akbar,
an internationally renowned psychologist, author and orator
will deliver the main address at Lincoln University's Black
History Month Convocation on Wednesday, February 11, 2004,
at 4 p.m., in Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel on the campus
in southern Chester County, PA. The event is free and open
to the public.
has been acclaimed by Essence magazine as "one of the
world's preeminent psychologists and a pioneer in the development
of an African-centered approach in modern psychology."
was an associate professor at Norfolk State University and
was chairman of the Morehouse College Psychology Department
for three years. He has served on the boards of directors
of a variety of significant civic and professional organizations,
including several terms on the board of the National Association
of Black Psychologist; from 1987 to 1988, he was elected as
the group's president. He also has served on the editorial
board of the Journal of Black Studies and for eight
years was the associate editor of the Journal of Black
of thousands of persons world-wide have read and been inspired
by Dr. Akbar's highly readable and significant books, including
Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery, The Community
of Self, Visions for Black Men, and Know Thyself.
He has also produced numerous scholarly papers and articles.
His television interviews have included appearances on Oprah
Winfrey Show, Tony Brown's Journal, Geraldo, and a wide
variety of national and local television news programs.
on Dr. Akbar has been featured in Essence magazine, The Washington
Post, Jet magazine, as well as several other local, national
and international publications.
recipient of literally scores of plaques and awards, Dr. Akbar
is recognized as one of the great thinkers and orators of
of the University of Michigan, with both undergraduate and
doctoral degrees in psychology, Dr. Akbar has received many
honors for his progressive and landmark contributions to his
specialized studies of the psychology of the African American.
Among these are the Annual Member Award and recognition as
a Distinguished Black Psychologist by the National Association
of Black Psychologists for his outstanding scholarship and
research in Africa-psychology. In April 2002, Lincoln awarded
him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University's
of Atlantic City, New Jersey (1986), Cleveland, Ohio (1988),
Jackson, Mississippi (1990), and Cincinnati, Ohio (1995),
declared Na'im Akbar Days in recognition of his accomplishments.
He was a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished
Scholar award at Florida State University in 1987. Additionally,
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania awarded him the honorary
Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1993.
has been enthusiastically received at well over 500 colleges,
universities, conferences and symposia throughout the United
States, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. In 1995 he
was installed as a Development Chief at Abono Lakeside Village
near Kumasi, Ghana.
in 1854 as America's first Historically Black University,
Lincoln University provides the best elements of a liberal
arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and
selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living
in a highly technological and global society.
an array of scheduled events, activities, and announcements,
the University is in the midst of the yearlong celebration
of its Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary.
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