Founders of The Negro Educational Review:
Dr. J. Irving E. Scott and Dr. R. Gran Lloyd founded The Negro Educational Review (NER) after meeting with educators at Alcorn College in Mississippi. The first issue of The Review was published in January 1950.
Dr. J. Irving E. Scott was born in Jamaica, West Indies on January 13, 1901. He received the AB degree from Lincoln University (PA), the MA degree from Wittenberg University, and the Ph. D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was the author of numerous books, including: Living with Others, Finding My Way, Negro Students and Their Colleges, Getting the Most out of High School, and The Education of Black People in Florida. He served as President of the Citizens Investment Corporation. Because of his contributions, he was listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Scott was Editor-in-Chief of The Review from 1950 to 1981.
Dr. R. Grann Lloyd was born on August 18, 1918. He received the BS degree from Tennessee State University, the MA degree from Columbia University, and the Ph.D. degree from New York University. Dr. Lloyd’s successful career spawned over sixty publications. His significant career experience included Guest Economist, The Chase Manhattan Bank, International Department, 1975; Consultant to the Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department, 1973; Staff Member, President’s Council of Economic Affairs, 1970; Managing Editor, The Negro Educational Review, 1950; President, The Citizens Economic Development Corporation; and Economic Consultant to the Jacksonville Urban League. In his widespread community activities, he was a courageous champion for equality and justice for all Americans regardless of class, color, or religious creed. Standing on journalistic high ground, he wrote: “As a matter of both struggle for the rights all persons are due by virtue of their humanity…” Dr. Lloyd was Editor-in-Chief of the Review from 1981 to 1995.
A tribute to founders, Dr. J. Irving E. Scott and Dr. R. Grann Lloyd, is extended because of their impact on the national scene. Their works are important parts of the social history of this nation.
William Jimmerson Holloway NER Editor-in-Chief, 1995 to 1999.