Alvin F. Poussaint
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Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., grew up in a family of eight children in East Harlem, New York. He is a veteran of the civil rights movement, serving as Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s. He is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In addition to writing dozens of articles for lay and professional publications, Dr. Poussaint is coauthor of two books, Raising Black Children and Lay My Burden Down. He closely collaborated with Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show and on several of his bestselling books.
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Books:Come On, People, January 2009