MLK Monument“Starting in the late 1950s, Joseph L. White boldly forged the domain of black psychology. Today, the ‘godfather of black psychology’ looks back on his 60-year career championing the rights of blacks and his 1968 confrontation with APA’s Board of Directors”.

Dr. Joseph White was honored during the 2015 Annual APA Convention in Toronto and is featured in an article from the January 2016 APA Monitor. A big thanks to 2014 ArPA President, Pat Griffith, PhD, for bringing this article our collective attention. Dr. Griffith notes that 2 Arkansas psychologists are highlighted in the article, as well.

If you want to learn more about contributions of black psychologists from Arkansas, please join the Arkansas Psychological Association and the Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals TOMORROW, Thursday, February 18th at 5:30 on the campus of Philander Smith College. For more information, contact Dr. Khiela Holmes at

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