1911 – Born on the 27th of April in Timmonsville, South Carolina. American administrator and educator.
1932 – Graduated from Furman University.
1933 – Finished the M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1937 – Received the M.A. degree from Harvard University.
– Dr. Blackwell began his teaching career at Furman, where he served as professor and chairman of the sociology department.
– He was head of the Department of Sociology at Furman.
– Staff member of the Greenville County Council for Community Development.
1940 – Awarded the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.
1941 – Associate professor of sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
– Became the research associate at the Institute for Research in Social Science.
1942 – Blackwell became research professor and director of the Institute.
1957 – Appointed Chancellor of the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina.
1960 – Became President of Florida State University.
1965-1976 – Served as President of Furman University.
– He oversaw dramatic increases in the operating budget, the endowment, and faculty salaries, and he took justifiable pride in tripling the amount of financial aid for students.
2004 – Died on January 26th.