Sociologist; university professor; Clergyman. BornРJune 23, 1924, Athens. ParentsРLess and Mattie (Sowell) Lincoln. MarriedРfirst wife unknown. MarriedРLucy Cook, July 1, 1961. ChildrenРFour. U.S. Navy, WWII. EducationРLemoyne College, A.B., 1947; Fisk University, A.M., 1954; University of Chicago, B.D., 1956; Boston University, M.Ed., Ph.D., 1960; University of Chicago Law School, 1948-1949. Pastor, John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn.;  Taught at  Clark College, 1954-65; at Duke University, 1976-1993. Taught and/or studies at  Portland State University, Union Theological Seminary; Vassar College, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, Dartmouth College, Brown University, Boston University; Harvard, Yale University, University of Madrid, University of Oslo, Edinburgh University, London University, and universities in Sharaz, Abu Dhabi, and Oman. Represented the U.S. Department of State at many seminars, on many boards, and received many fellowships, grants, and awards. HonorsРCarlton College, honorary L.L.D., 1968; St. Michaels College, honorary L.H.D., 1970. Died May 114, 2000.


Who’s Who in America, 1982.


The Avenue; Clayton City. New York; Morrow, 1988.

Beyond the Conventional. Madison, N.J.; Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Wesley House, Drew University, 1978-1981.

The Black Church Since Frazier. New York; Schocken, 1974.

The Black Experience in Religion. Garden City, N.Y.; Anchor, 1974.

The Black Muslims in America. Boston; Beacon, 1961.

The Black Americans. New York; Bantam, 1969.

Have We Overcome? Race Relations Since Brown. Oxford, Miss.; University of Mississippi, 1979.

Martin Luther King, Jr.; a Profile. New York; Hill & Wang, 1970.

My Face is Black. Boston; Beacon, 1964.

The Negro Pilgrimage in America; the Coming of Age of Black Americans. New York; Bantam, 1967.

A Pictorial History of the Negro in America. New York; Crown, 1968.

Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma. New York; Hill & Wang, 1984.

Sounds of the Struggle; Persons and Perspectives in Civil Rights. New York; Morrow, 1967.

This Road Since Freedom; Collected Poems. Quantico, Va.; Flame International, 1982.