Robert L. Allen

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Robert Lee Allen (born May 29, 1942) is an American activist, writer, and Adjunct Professor of African-American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] 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 was Senior Editor (with Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Robert Chrisman) of The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research,[2] published quarterly or more frequently in Oakland, California, by the Black World Foundation since 1969.

Allen married Pam Allen in 1965.[3]

In the 1980s he co-founded with Alice Walker the publishing company called Wild Trees Press,[4] publishing the work of Third World writers.[5]


  • 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)[6]
  • Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (co-edited with Herb Boyd,[7] 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[8] (with Allene G. Carter, 2004)
  • The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny Trial in U.S. Naval History[9][10] (Heyday Books, 1989, republished 2006).


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  1. ^ Robert Allen
  2. ^ The Black Scholar
  3. ^ Evans, Sara (1980). Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left (Unabridged. ed.). New York: Vintage Books. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-307-77360-9.
  4. ^ Maya Jaggi, "Redemption songs" - Alice Walker profile, The Guardian, January 15, 2005.
  5. ^ Karla Simcikova, To Live Fully, Here and Now: The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice Walker, Lexington Books, 2007, p. 148.
  6. ^ CPUSA Online - The Nature of the "White-Black Relationship"
  7. ^ Interview with Herb Boyd *Writers Write - The IWJ*
  8. ^ Honoring Sergeant Carter
  9. ^ a b :: Port Chicago Survivors - History & Concept ::
  10. ^ Heyday Books: The Port Chicago Mutiny
  11. ^ John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1977 Fellows Page Archived 2006-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ I've Known Rivers | Author Biography Index
  13. ^ ABA: Book Industry Awards Archived January 17, 2010, at WebCite
  14. ^ :: The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center ::
  15. ^ PRX » Pieces » The Port Chicago 50: An Oral History
  16. ^
  17. ^ News Releases - Long Walk to Freedom -