|Birth||12 November 1945|
|Death||5 December 2013|
Roderick Douglas Bush (November 12, 1945–December 5, 2013) was an American philosopher, social activist, author, public intellectual author and academic primarily concerning the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1865–95).
Born on November 12, 1945, Bush grew up in the "Jim Crow" South before moving to Rochester, New York, as a child. As a teen, he attended Howard University and became involved in the Black Power Movement. He attended Kansas University, where he began his doctoral work. He left to become a full time political activist only to return to academia in 1998. He earned his PH.D from Binghamton University in 1992. He served as a faculty member at St. John's University as a Sociology Professor.
Bush died on December 5, 2013.
At a collegiate level he taught and specialized in race and ethnicity, the black experience, social movements, world-systems studies, globalization, social inequality, social change, urban sociology, community organizing, political sociology.
In the book, 2015 U.S. Higher Education Faculty Awards, Vol. 1, Bush won the best overall faculty member, best researcher/scholar, and most helpful to students.
American Sociological Association Marxist Section Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
Professor-Service to Students Seton Hall University 9/97-5/98
University Research Fellow Seton Hall University 6/97-8/97
Ford Foundation PostDoctoral
Fellow Seton Hall University 9/93-8/94
University Fellow SUNY Binghamton 1/88-6/88
U.S. Public Health Fellow University of Kansas 9/67-6/70
National Competitive Scholar Howard University 9/63-6/67
Ralph Bunche Scholarship Howard University 9/63
Bush was part of a working group of authors in the book Race in the Age of Obama, and a contributor to the book Transnational Africa and Globalization.
He was the author of the books We are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century, The New Black Vote: Politics and Power in Four American Cities, The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line. He also co-authored with Melanie E. L. Bush Tensions in the American Dream: Rhetoric, Reverie or Reality?