UCLA Ed & IS Magazine: Walter Allen Honors W.E.B. Du Bois at AERA

The Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education will be inducted into the National Academy of Education this month.

Walter R. Allen, the Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education at UCLA’s Department of Education, delivered the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at this year’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In his talk, Allen highlighted historical segregation of both faculty and students, the social and economic impact of a college degree upon Black communities, and the hopes represented by the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter.

In 2016, Professor Allen was honored with the AERA Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award. This year, he served as a consultant on the documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising,” on the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, part of the PBS series, “Independent Lens.”

This month, Professor Allen will be inducted into the National Academy of Education.

To read, “The Past is Prologue: W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Higher Education,” visit Knowledge That Matters – Sudikoff Institute Public Forum.

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