Alvin Frances Poussaint is an American psychologist well known for his research on racisms effect in the Black community.
Dr. Poussaint is a noted author, public- speaker, and television consultant. His work in psychology is influenced greatly by the Civil Rights Movement in the South, which he joined in 1965. While living in the South, Pouissant learned much about the racial dynamics.
Dr. Poussaint soon delved into his first book, Why Blacks Kill Blacks, which looks at the e...ffects of racism on the psychological development of blacks. Most of Pouissant’s work focuses on the mental health of African Americans.
Dr. Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School.
Here's the (NVLP) Oral History Archival Footage of Alvin F. Poussaint.