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*Oran Eagleson was born on this date in 1910. He was a Black professor and psychologist. Oran Wendle Eagleson was born in Unionville, Indiana. He worked shining shoes and shoe repair finisher from high school through his graduate years.
He earned a bachelor's degree in 1931 and a master's in 1932, both in Indiana. In Bloomington, Indiana, he completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1935. It was difficult for Eagleson to find employment with his psychology degree. He found a job in 1936 in Durham, North Carolina, at the North Carolina College for Negroes, where he taught psychology, sociology, economics, and philosophy.
After the financial issue in Durham, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to teach at Spelman, a women's college. At Spelman, he was highly paid, but psychology was not a major. It was an elective until a few years later. Eagleson also served as an exchange professor at Atlanta University, where he taught graduate courses. He became the dean of instruction at Spelman in 1954, and in 1970 he was promoted as Callaway Professor of Psychology.
He was co-director of the Morehouse-Spelman Intensified Pre-College program. He was also a lecturer and consultant in orientation and training projects conducted by the Peace Corps. Oran Wendle Eagleson, the Callaway Professor of Psychology at Spelman College, Atlanta. He was the eighth black person in the United States to receive a doctorate in psychology and died on January 8, 1997.