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Julia Reed Hare

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Psychologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Watermelon
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida, San Francisco, California
Favorite Quote:
Do You Remember When Common Sense Was Fairly Common?

Birthplace

Born:
11/7/1939
Birth Location:
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Psychologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Watermelon
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida, San Francisco, California
Favorite Quote:
Do You Remember When Common Sense Was Fairly Common?

Birthplace

Born:
11/7/1939
Birth Location:
Tulsa
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Biography

The dynamic motivational lecturer, relationship expert, author, social commentator and educational psychologist Dr. Julia Hare was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hare has appeared on several television programs offering her expertise and insights on male/female relationships, gender interactions in the workplace, mate selection, toxic relationships and matrimonial harmony. She has appeared on CNN & Company, C-SPAN, Tony Brown’s Journal and Inside Edition. Hare has also spoken before the Congressional Black Caucus, participated in Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Family” Conference and spoke at the annual Essence Empowerment Seminars at the Essence Magazine Culture Festival. Her written work has been featured in several magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Miami Herald. Hare and her husband co-authored The Endangered Black Family; Bringing the Black Boy to Manhood: The Passage, The Miseducation of The Black Child, Crisis in Black Sexual Politics and How to Find and Keep a BMW (Black Man Working).

Hare, along with her husband, Dr. Nathan Hare, formed The Black Think Tank located in San Francisco, California. Their consulting firm focuses on issues affecting the black family.

Dr. Julia Hare’s work has brought her many awards and honors including Educator of the Year for Washington, D.C. by the Junior Chamber of Commerce and World Book Encyclopedia in coordination with American University; The Abe Lincoln Award for Outstanding Broadcasting, The Carter G. Woodson Education Award, The Association of Black Social Workers’ Harambee Award; the Scholar of the Year Award from the Association of African Historians; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Black Writers and Artists Union. Hare has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of her high school alma mater, Booker T. Washington High, was given a Presidential citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and was named one of the ten most influential African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area.

During graduate school, Hare taught elementary school in Chicago, Illinois integrating music into the student’s lessons. Following a move to California, Hare served as the director of educational programs at the Oakland Museum and later hosted talk shows for both ABC television and KSFO radio stations. She also served as the public relations director in the local federal housing program in San Francisco.


Her formal education includes a B.A. in music from Langston University of Langston, Oklahoma; a M.A. degree in music education from Roosevelt University located in Chicago, Illinois and a Ph.D. in education from the California Coast University in Santa Ana, California.

Hare passed away on February 25, 2019.

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  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Julia Reed Hare describes deciding to go to college and keeping in touch with her friends from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Julia Reed Hare describes her experience at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Julia Reed Hare describes going to Roosevelt University's College of Music in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Julia Reed Hare describes teaching elementary school while in graduate school at Roosevelt University's School of Music in Chicago, Illinois
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  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Julia Reed Hare describes being director of education for the Oakland Museum of California in Oakland, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Julia Reed Hare describes her work for the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, Inc. and as a radio host
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  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Julia Reed Hare talks about getting her educational and social psychology degrees at California Coast University and her lectures
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Julia Reed Hare describes what The Black Think Tank does, with HistoryMaker Nathan Hare, in San Francisco, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Julia Reed Hare describes the book she authored with HistoryMaker Nathan Hare, 'Bringing the Black Boy to Manhood: The Passage'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Julia Reed Hare describes the book she published with HistoryMaker Nathan Hare, 'Crisis in Black Sexual Politics'
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  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Julia Reed Hare describes her hopes for the African American community
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