Robert L. Allen
Robert Lee Allen (born May 29, 1942) is an activist, writer, and Adjunct Professor of African-American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Allen received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco, and previously taught at San José State University and Mills College. He is Senior Editor (with Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Robert Chrisman) of The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, published quarterly or more frequently in Oakland California by the Black World Foundation since 1969.
Books by Robert L. Allen
Dr. Allen is the author, co-author, or co-editor of the following books:
- Black Awakening in Capitalist America: An Analytic History (1969)
- A Guide to Black Power in America: An Historical Analysis (1970)
- Reluctant Reformers: The Impact of Racism on Social Movement in the U.S. (1983)
- Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (co-edited with Herb Boyd, reprinted 1996)
- Strong in the Struggle: My Life as a Black Labor Activist (with ILWU militant Lee Brown, 2001)
- Honoring Sergeant Carter: A Family's Journey to Uncover the Truth About an American Hero (with Allene G. Carter, 2004)
- The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny Trial in U.S. Naval History (Heyday Books, 1989, republished 2006).
- Guggenheim Fellowship (1977)
- American Book Award (1995, with Herb Boyd) for Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America
- The Joseph Small Legacy Award (1998) of the Black Hollywood Education and Research Center. The award honors Port Chicago disaster survivor Joseph R. Small, Jr., a member of The Port Chicago 50 who provided the narrative for the first chapter of The Port Chicago Mutiny.
- One of 12 honorees of the San Francisco Public Library's Long Walk to Freedom living-history exhibition (2003)
- Robert Allen
- The Black Scholar
- CPUSA Online - The Nature of the "White-Black Relationship"
- Interview with Herb Boyd *Writers Write - The IWJ*
- Honoring Sergeant Carter
- :: Port Chicago Survivors - History & Concept ::
- Heyday Books: The Port Chicago Mutiny
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1977 Fellows Page
- I've Known Rivers | Author Biography Index
- ABA: Book Industry Awards Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite
- :: The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center ::
- PRX » Pieces » The Port Chicago 50: An Oral History
- News Releases - Long Walk to Freedom - SFPL.org