From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Austin, Bobby W.

(born: 1944) 

Bobby W. Austin was born in Jonesville, an African American community in Bowling Green, KY. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Western Kentucky University in 1966; a Master's in Sociology from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1968; and a Ph. D. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1972. Austin relocated to Washington, D.C. He is the founder and editor of the Urban League Review and a partner with Austin Ford Associates. Austin founded the Village Foundation, which focuses on reconnecting African American males with society. He is co-author of Repairing the Breach and Wake Up and Start to Live, both of which focus on African American males. For more see the Bobby Austin entry at The HistoryMakers website.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Jonesville (Bowling Green, KY)
NKAA Source: Urban league review (periodical)
NKAA Source: Repairing the breach : key ways to support family life, reclaim our streets, and rebuild civil society in America's communities : report of the National Task Force on African-American Men and Boys, Andrew J. Young, chairman
NKAA Source: Wake up and start to live : an analysis of a Gallup poll and a statistical profile of African American men, 1990-2000

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