New Organization of Black Women Philosophers to Meet in Nashville

Although no official data has been tabulated, the Committee on Blacks and Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association estimates that there are about 100 black philosophers among the 10,000 members of the organization. Twenty to 30 of these are women.

The first meeting of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers will take place at Vanderbilt University later this month. The keynote address will be given by Anita L. Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Allen also holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. The conference will also honor Joyce Mitchell Cook, who in 1965 was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy.

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