From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Austin, Bobby William

(born: 1944) 

Bobby W. Austin was born in Jonesville, an African American community in Bowling Green, KY. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Western Kentucky University in 1966; a Master's in Sociology from Fisk University in Nashville, TN in 1968; and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1972.

Austin relocated to Washington, D.C. He is the founder and editor of the Urban League Review and a partner with Austin Ford Associates. Austin founded the Village Foundation, which focuses on reconnecting African American males with society.

Austin is co-author of Repairing the Breach and Wake Up and Start to Live, both of which focus on African American males.

For more see the Bobby Austin entry at The HistoryMakers website; Bobby William Austin on the American Academy of Political and Social Science website. Bobby Austin is the Mahatma M.K. Gandhi Fellow at the AAPSS.

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“Austin, Bobby William,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 13, 2024,

Last modified: 2021-08-20 19:02:14