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The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology$
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Ira Enell Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042027

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042027.001.0001

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James Lowell Gibbs Jr.

James Lowell Gibbs Jr.

A Life of Educational Achievement and Service

(p.1) 1 James Lowell Gibbs Jr.
The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Dallas L. Browne

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on the life and accomplishments of James Lowell Gibbs Jr. Browne discusses Gibbs’ family background and early life, his educational journey in obtaining a PhD, and the influence of Eslanda Robeson in sparking his interest in anthropology. Gibbs went to Cornell University and attended Harvard University for graduate school. Gibbs conducted research on traditional law among the Kplelle in Liberia. Gibbs spent much of his professional life as a professor at Stanford University and retired in 1997.

Keywords:   Liberia, traditional law, pioneer, Kplelle, Eslanda Robeson, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford

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