The Last


at Harvard

The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever

Meet the 18: William Henry Exum

William Henry Exum
Born: Wewoka, OK, 1942
Prepared at: Franklin County High School, Frankfort, KY
Died: April 4, 1986

After Harvard, Bill received a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 1974. He received the Founders Day Award from New York University in 1974 for "consistent evidence of outstanding scholarship." Bill was a professor of African American Studies and Sociology at Northwestern from 1977 to 1986. His book, Paradoxes of Protest, is an analysis of Black student protest on the New York University campus during the 1960s.