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Kendall, Katherine A.  

Lynne M. Healy

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May 2018
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Katherine A. Kendall (1910–2010) served as Executive Director of the Council on Social Work Education and Secretary General of the International Association of Schools of Social Work ... More

Kenworthy, Marion Edwena  

Rebecca L. Sperling

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Jun 2013
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Marion Edwena Kenworthy (1891–1980) was a psychiatrist who introduced psychoanalytic concepts into the social work curriculum. She was influential in the professionalization of social work ... More

King, Martin Luther, Jr.  

Iris Carlton-LaNey

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968) was a civil rights leader, a minister, and an orator. In 1963, he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech and received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was ... More

Kingsbury, Susan Myra  

Mollie T. Marchione

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Jun 2013
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Susan Myra Kingsbury (1870–1949), a pioneer in the field of social research, dedicated her career to the improvement of social and working conditions for women. She taught at Bryn Mawr ... More

Kitano, Harry H. L.  

Jeanne M. Giovannoni

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Harry H. L. Kitano (1926–2006) taught at the UCLA Departments of Social Welfare and Sociology. His scholarship involved the application of social science theories to the understanding of ... More

Knee, Ruth Irelan  

Kenneth R. Wedel

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May 2016
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Ruth Irelan Knee (1920–2008) was a leading social worker in the formative years of public mental health programming and was a contributor to the “patients’ rights movement” for ... More

Konopka, Gisela  

James R. Reinardy

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Jun 2013
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Gisela Konopka (1910–2003) was a social justice advocate and humanitarian who became nationally and internationally famous as an expert in group work—particularly work targeted to troubled ... More

Kuralt, Wallace H., Sr.  

Elizabeth A. S. Benefield

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Jun 2013
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Wallace H. Kuralt, Sr. (1908–1994) was a social work practitioner and administrator. He directed the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and pioneered efforts to implement ... More

Lassalle, Beatriz  

John F. Longres

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Jun 2013
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Beatriz Lassalle (1882–1965) is recognized as the most important pioneer of social work practice in Puerto Rico. She promoted social action, participated in civic affairs, and dedicated ... More

Lathrop, Julia Clifford  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Julia Clifford Lathrop (1858–1932), an advocate of child welfare and mentally ill people, helped found the country's first children's mental hygiene clinic, the Juvenile Psychopathic ... More

Leashore, Bogart  

Willie Tolliver

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Bogart Leashore (1947–2007) was dedicated to high standards of social work education, social justice and cultural diversity, sound social work practice, and the welfare of children. He was ... More

Lee, Porter Raymond  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Porter Raymond Lee (1879–1939), social work education pioneer, helped to formulate a generic social casework theory. He was general secretary of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing ... More

Lenroot, Katharine Fredrica  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Katharine Fredrica Lenroot (1891–1982), praised for her contributions to child welfare, juvenile delinquency, and child labor laws, worked at the U.S. Children's Bureau for 37 years. She ... More

Lévi-Strauss, Claude  

Carole Zugazaga

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Aug 2013
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Biographies

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called one of the fathers of modern anthropology.

Levy, Charles Samuel  

Sheldon R. Gelman

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Jun 2013
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Charles Samuel Levy (1919–2006), professor, ethicist, Jewish communal professional, worked at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York, from 1956 to his ... More

Lewis, Harold  

Michael Reisch

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Harold Lewis (1920–2003), social worker and activist, was Dean of Hunter College School of Social Work for twenty years. He published widely on social work values and ethics, epistemology ... More

Liao, Rong-li  

Wan-I Lin

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Dec 2014
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Biographies
Rong-li Liao (1936–2010) was a psychiatric social worker and educator. He was a professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the National Taiwan University from 1970 to 1996 ... More

Lindeman, Eduard Christian  

John F. Longres

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Eduard Christian Lindeman (1885–1953), a scholar of social philosophy and group methods, was on the faculty of the New York School of Social Work until retirement in 1950. He was president ... More

Lindsay, Inabel Burns  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Inabel Burns Lindsay (1900–1983) was the first dean of the Howard University School of Social Work, the second U.S. accredited school serving Black students. She published numerous ... More

Lodge, Richard  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Richard Lodge (1921–1981), social work educator, was dean of the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1966 and later at Adelphi University. He became executive ... More

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