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Pioneering black psychologist, Joseph L. White, PhD, died in December 2017 at the age of 84. He was the first African American to receive a doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1961. He spent the last 27 years of his distinguished career as a professor at University of California Irvine. Affectionately referred to as the “godfather” of the black psychology movement, he was instrumental in defining and framing the modern era of African-American and ethnic psychology. (Information from Association of Black Psychologists)

The following are several tributes to Dr. White and are a fitting read for the last day of Black History Month 2018.

American Psychological Association

University of California Irvine

LA Times

ABC News

Association of Black Psychologists (note: of which Dr. White was a founder)