Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
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1922 – He was born on the 24th day of August this year in Brooklyn, New York.
1943 – He served the US Army at a very young age.
1945 – He was a second lieutenant who participated in the bombing of Royan, France.
1951 – He graduated in New York University.
1956 – He was appointed chairman of the department of history and social sciences at Spelman College, where he participated in the Civil Rights movement.
1958 – He received his M.A and Ph.D., from Columbia University
1961 – He receives his Post-doctoral Fellow at the Harvard University.
1964 – He joined the faculty at Boston University where he taught history and civil liberties until 1988.