Dreger, Ralph Mason

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Ralph Dreger was born in Chicago on April 13, 1913 and began his professional life as a Methodist minister, graduating with a seminary degree from Wheaton College in Illinois. Dreger then moved to Fresno, California where he began a long career of activism by speaking out against the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After moving to Baton Rouge in 1964, Dreger continued to champion civil rights causes throughout the South and co-founded both the Louisiana and Baton Rouge chapters of the Council on Human Relations. He became a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Louisiana State University and continued to head panels and speak out against discrimination until his death in 2004.

From the description of Ralph M. Dreger papers, 1959-1974. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 180706593

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referencedIn Christian, Ollie, 1946-. Civil rights collection, 1964-1973. Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA
creatorOf Dreger, Ralph Mason. Ralph M. Dreger papers, 1959-1974. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dreger, Ralph Mason. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
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correspondedWith Christian, Ollie, 1946- person
associatedWith Jensen, Arthur Robert. person
associatedWith Miller, Kent S. person
associatedWith Noble, Clyde E. person
associatedWith Pasamanick, Benjamin. person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana--Baton Rouge
United States
African Americans--Psychology
School integration
Segregation in education
Race--Psychological aspects
Psychology teachers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge


Active 1959

Active 1974


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