Robert L. Woodson Sr. (born April 8, 1937) is an author and former campaign advisor to President George W. Bush. He founded the Woodson Center in 1981.
Life and career [ edit ]
Woodson was born in Philadelphia. In 1954, he joined the United States Air Force, and earned his G.E.D. He graduated from Cheyney University with a B.S., and from the University of Pennsylvania with a M.S.W.
He was a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute from 1977 to 1982. In 1995, he resigned after the publication of Dinesh D'Souza's The End of Racism.
On February 8, 2003, his son, Robert L. Woodson Jr., was killed in a car crash. An award has been named for Woodson Jr. by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he had previously been employed before joining his father at NCNE (now the Woodson Center). Woodson Sr. also has a younger son Jamal, younger daughter Tanya, and older son Ralph.
Awards [ edit ]
Works [ edit ]
- 'The Left Forgets What Martin Luther King Stood For', The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2020
- "Ganging Up for Good", The Washington Post, August 21, 2005
- Youth Crime and Urban Policy, A View From the Inner City, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1981, ISBN 978-0-8447-2210-8
- On the Road to Economic Freedom: An Agenda for Black Progress, Editor Robert L. Woodson, Regnery Gateway, 1987, ISBN 978-0-89526-578-4
- A Summons to Life, Mediating Structures and the Prevention of Youth Crime, Ballinger Pub. Co., 1981, ISBN 978-0-88410-826-9
- The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today’s Community Healers are Reviving Our Streets and Neighborhoods, Simon and Schuster, 1998, ISBN 978-0-684-82742-1
- Black perspectives on crime and the criminal justice system: a symposium, editor Robert L. Woodson, G. K. Hall, 1977, ISBN 978-0-8161-8039-4
References [ edit ]
- ^ a b c Robert L. Woodson Jr., Community Group's Vice President, Dies, The Washington Post, February 11, 2003
- ^ Princeton archives
- ^ "Robert L. Woodson, Sr. - Woodson Center". Woodson Center . Retrieved 2017-02-14 .
- ^ G. K. Hall, Black perspectives on crime and the criminal justice system: a symposium, National Urban League, 1977 
- ^ Steven Teles, 'Compassionate Conservatism, Domestic Policy, and the Politics of Ideational Change', in Crisis of Conservatism? The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, & American Politics After Bush, Gillian Peele, Joel D. Aberbach (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 193
- ^ Christopher DeMuth, Not quite the end of racism, The Wall Street Journal, November 03, 1995
- ^ The Robert L. Woodson Jr. Award/
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