Dr. Amos Wilson, Part 2 (1981) | For The People

Produced and hosted by Listervelt Middleton, For the People delivered African American history and culture every week to South Carolina ETV's viewers.  

This is the second episode of a three-part interview.

In this episode, Listervelt Middleton continues his conversation with Mr. Amos Wilson about the psychology of Black people and psychology across races.

In this conversation, Dr. Amos Wilson challenges the notion of Black equality in comparison white people, advocating instead for a pursuit of a superior societal structure. He critiques the media's role in diverting attention from essential matters and highlights the importance of critical thinking in education. Wilson briefly mentions Marva Collins' innovative teaching methods and questions the suitability of the European university system for Black education. Which hints at his research on enhancing Black children's intellectual abilities and educational necessities.  

The conversation continues in the next episode of For the People.

Side Notes

Amos Wilson was born on February 23, 1941, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Wilson obtained his bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and Ph.D. from Fordham University. 

During his career, Dr. Wilson worked as a psychologist, social caseworker, supervising probation officer, and training administrator at the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. Additionally, Dr. Wilson taught at the City University of New York from 1981 to 1986 and the College of New Rochelle from 1987 to 1995. Dr. Wilson also wrote several books throughout his lifetime. 

Dr. Amos Wilson died on January 14, 1995, at the age of 53.