Dr. Nathan Hare
Dr. Nathan Hare is often called "the father of black studies." On February 1, 1968, he was hired at San Francisco State, as the first coordinator of a black studies program in the United States, to write a proposal for the first department of black studies. Then two semesters later he was fired in the face of his refusal to help the notoriously hard-line college president S. I. Hayakawa break a five-months strike by a campus-wide multiracial coalition of thousands of students and faculty members. Months after his firing for his role in the largely successful black student led strike for an autonomous department of black studies and a school of ethnic studies, Dr. Hare became the founding publisher of The Black Scholar.