Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, Yale Sociologist Who Led Black Studies, Dies at 78

August 10, 2012

Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, a sociologist who led one of the nation’s first African-American studies departments here at Yale in 1969, died on July 31 in Sykesville, Md. He was 78. Sidney Mintz, chairman of the committee that created the curriculum, called Professor Bryce-Laporte “the first manager of the futures” of the outstanding black students drawn to Yale. Read more>>