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Asa Hilliard, III

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Educational Psychology Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Barbecue
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Texas, Ghana
Favorite Quote:
Study To Show Yourself Approved Unto God A Workman That Need Not Be Ashamed, Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth.

Birthplace

Born:
8/22/1933
Birth Location:
Galveston, Texas

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Educational Psychology Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Barbecue
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Texas, Ghana
Favorite Quote:
Study To Show Yourself Approved Unto God A Workman That Need Not Be Ashamed, Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth.

Birthplace

Born:
8/22/1933
Birth Location:
Galveston
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Biography

A professor of educational psychology, Asa Hilliard, III, was born in Galveston, Texas, on August 22, 1933. After completing high school, Hilliard attended the University of Denver, earning his B.A. degree in 1955; his M.A. degree in counseling in 1961; and his Ed.D. degree in educational psychology in 1963.

After earning his bachelor’s in psychology, Hilliard began teaching in the Denver Public School system, where he remained until 1960; that year, he began as a teaching fellow at the University of Denver, where he remained until he earned his Ph.D. Joining the faculty at San Francisco State University in 1963, Hilliard spent the next eighteen years there. While at San Francisco State, Hilliard first became department chairman, then went on to spend his final eight years as dean of education. Hilliard also served as a consultant to the Peace Corps and as superintendent of schools in Monrovia, Liberia, for two years. Departing from San Francisco State, Hilliard became a professor at Georgia State University; he served as the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education, serving in both the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education.

Hilliard was a founding member of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and served as vice president. He served as an expert witness in court testimony on several federal cases regarding test validity and bias, and was the co-developer of an educational television series, Free Your Mind, Return to the Source: African Origins. Hilliard wrote hundreds of articles on a wide variety of topics, including ancient African history, teaching strategies, and public policy. Hilliard was the recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Association of Black Psychologists; a Knight Commander of the Human Order of the African Redemption; and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Education.

Hilliard and his wife, Patsy Jo, raised four children.

Asa Hilliard, III, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2007, at the age of seventy-three.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard remembers stories of his grandfather's youth
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard tells some of his father's stories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard talks about his extended family
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Asa Hilliard discusses his mother's life
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  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard reflects on his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard details his early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard talks about living in Denver, Colorado as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard remembers his interests in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard discusses his high school teachers and experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Asa Hilliard talks about his plans after high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Asa Hillliard talks about his decision to study psychology
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Asa Hilliard discusses his extracurricular activities during his undergraduate education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard remembers graduate school mentors
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard explains his political influences
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  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard talks about his decision to work at San Francisco State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard reflects on desegregation activity in Denver, Colorado
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Asa Hilliard recalls conflict over black students' demands at SFSC in the late 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Asa Hilliard talks about his experience in Liberia with the Peace Corps
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Slating of Asa Hilliard, III's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about his high education in Denver, Colorado
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers his teachers at Manual Training School in Denver, Colorado
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard, III describes Denver, Colorado
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers his teenage activities
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about his early interest in African dance
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard, III describes his early experiences of social activism
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls his start at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers his experiences at the University of Denver
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the faculty at the University of Denver, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the faculty at the University of Denver, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls being hired at San Francisco State College in San Francisco, California
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about his experiences of challenging racist theories
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about psychological theories of race
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the book, 'Stolen Legacy' by George G. M. James
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers his introduction to African American history
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls joining a Peace Corps training project in Liberia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about his experiences in Liberia, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls the work of Horace G. Dawson and Lula Cole Dawson
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about his experiences in Liberia, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard, III reflects upon the contributions of the Peace Corps in Liberia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls his return to San Francisco State College in San Francisco, California
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the growth of mental health centers in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about his career at San Francisco State University
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls joining the faculty at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, pt. 1
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  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers the creation of the Nile Valley Conference
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls the inaugural issue of The Journal of African Civilizations
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the field of Egyptology, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the King Tutankhamun exhibit
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard, III describes the scholars of Egyptology
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers his first trip to Egypt, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the Nubian ethnolinguistic group in Egypt
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard, III remembers his first trip to Egypt, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard, III describes his experiences in Daboud, Egypt
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard, III recalls the creation of the African-American Baseline Essays
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard, III describes the impact of the African-American Baseline Essays
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  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about the critics of Afrocentrism
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Asa Hilliard, III describes his published works
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Asa Hilliard, III reflects upon the importance of learning and preserving cultural history
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Asa Hilliard, III talks about Afrocentrism
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Asa Hilliard, III describes his book, 'The Maroon Within Us'
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Asa Hilliard, III describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Asa Hilliard, III reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 9 Story: 9 - Asa Hilliard, III reflects upon his legacy
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