Oral History and a Transcript for an Interview with Alvin Poussaint, Equal Access Oral History Project



Diversity and Inclusion
Equal Access Oral History Project


Alvin F. Poussaint is Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Director of the Office of Recruitment & Multicultural Affairs at Harvard Medical School. Images are used with his permission for Equal Access: Oral Histories of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard Medical School.

An oral history and transcript of an interview between Joan Ilacqua and Alvin Poussaint is available to researchers in person at the Center for the History of Medicine after 28 February 2025.


Images courtesy of Alvin Poussaint.

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25 February 2025


Ilacqua, Joan (interviewer)
Poussaint, Alvin (interviewee)


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“Oral History and a Transcript for an Interview with Alvin Poussaint, Equal Access Oral History Project,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed April 24, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18167.

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