Nebraska Authors

Edwin Rogers Embree

Born 1883-07-31 Osceola, NE (USA)

Died 1950-02-21
New York, NY (USA)

Born in Nebraska, Edwin Embree was regarded as an authority on the American Negro. He was the grandson of Kentucky abolitionist Rev. John G. Fee, founder of the Berea College in Kentucky.

Places Lived

Osceola, NE
Berea, KY
New Haven, CT
New York, NY
Englewood, NJ
Bergen, NJ
Chicago, IL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Sociology; Studies of Social and Racial Problems


Berea Academy, Berea, KY
Bachelor of Arts, 1906, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Master of Arts in Philosophy, 1913, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Doctor of Letters Degree, 1935, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI


Secretary and Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation
President of the Julius Rosenwald Fund

Places Worked

New York Sun
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY
Julius Rosenwald Fund (Rosenwald Foundation), Chicago, IL


Secretary and Vice-President of the Rockefeller Foundation
President of the Julius Rosenwald Fund


Human Biology and Racial Welfare. 1929. (co-author)
Brown America, the Story of the New Race. 1931.
Prospecting for Heaven: Some Conversations about Science and the Good Life. 1932.
Island India Goes to School. 1934. (co-author)
Every Tenth Pupil: The Story of Negro Schools in the South. 1934.
The Collapse of Cotton Tenancy. 1935 (co-author)
Indians of the Americas. 1942.
American Negroes. 1943.
Brown Americans: The Story of a Tenth of the Nation. 1944.
Thirteen Against the Odds. 1948.
Peoples of the Earth. 1948.
Investment in People: The Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. 1949.

Contributor to the following magazines:
Atlantic Monthly
Harper's Magazine
American Mercury.

Editor, Yale Alumni Weekly

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