In Memoriam: Martin Kilson, 1931-2019


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Martin Kilson, professor emeritus at Harvard University, died at a hospice facility of congestive heart failure on April 24, 2019. He was 88 years old. Dr. Kilson first joined the faculty at Harvard in 1962 as a lecturer in government. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1967 and professor of government in 1969, making him the first Black full professor at Harvard. During the 1960s, he served as the faculty advisor for the Harvard-Radcliffe Afro-American Students Association. He was also instrumental in developing African American studies as both an academic discipline and department at...