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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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Ira E. Harrison

Ira E. Harrison

Activist, Scholar, and Visionary Pioneer

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The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Alisha R. Winn

University of Illinois Press

This essay explores the professional journey of scholar, activist, and pioneer Ira E. Harrison. Harrison was cofounder of the Association of Black Anthropologists and the organization’s first archivist. His educational path, activism in the 1960s, ethnographic research in the black church, and commitment to preserving and recognizing the contributions of black anthropologists, renders him a revolutionary pioneer in anthropology. He has conducted research on traditional medicine and integration on health policy and coedited African American Pioneers in Anthropology with Faye Harrison.

Keywords:   Association of Black Anthropologists, activism, ethnography, Black Church, medical anthropology, Public Health, traditional medicine

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