C. Eric Lincoln (June 23, 1924 - May 14, 2000) was born in Athens, Alabama. Despite the setbacks of manifest segregation and prejudices of the Jim Crow era, young Lincoln developed tenacity and a strong sense of self-expression at an early age. Since those earnest beginnings, Lincoln eventually earned five degrees, including a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Chicago and a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Ethics from Boston University. An ordained minister, Dr. Lincoln is best known as a distinguished scholar, writer and lecturer on the Sociology of Black Religion, and Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States.
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