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Dr. Martin Kilson

Martin Kilson, First Tenured African American Professor at Harvard, Dies at 88

Eminent outspoken scholar, Dr. Martin Kilson passes at 88

By News & Current Affairs

By Herb Boyd — In this digital age of social media, when in a nanosecond you have the news, we are just learning of the death of noted scholar and esteemed intellectual Dr. Martin Kilson who made his transition on April 24. His passing, no matter when it occurs, is a considerable loss to the world of African and African American studies. Dr. Kilson, 88, a Government Professor Emeritus from…

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