When Dr. S. Allen Counter died in July, the world mourned a man whose celebrated career took him on an unlikely journey, from the small town of Americus, Ga., to the hallowed halls of Harvard University via a remote Greenland village and the upper echelon of influence in Sweden. Dr. Counter was a neurobiologist, an ethnographer and a mission-driven advocate who spent the last years of his life leading the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. This week, we deliver a radio tribute to Dr. S. Allen Counter, a Renaissance man who guided generations of Harvard students and expanded the university's vision of community.
- David Evans, senior admissions officer at Harvard University and a member of the Harvard Foundation's Faculty Advisory Council.
- Dr. Bruce Price, associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, chief of the department of neurology at McLean Hospital and also a member of the Harvard Foundation's Faculty Advisory Council.
- Cary Williams, a 2016 Harvard graduate and a former intern for the Harvard Foundation.
Learn more about the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations on its website.
Read more about Dr. S. Allen Counter and his incredible accomplishments:
- Harvard Gazette: Remembering S. Allen Counter
- New York Times: S. Allen Counter, Who Championed an Unsung Black Explorer, Dies at 73
- Boston Globe: S. Allen Counter, 73; professor found explorers' descendants decades later
- Washington Post: S. Allen Counter, who found descendants of U.S. explorers in Greenland, dies at 73
- The Historymakers: S. Allen Counter