Did You Know?
1. In 1906, Lester Ward was selected as the first President of the American Sociological Society.
2. Teaching was the first issue addressed by the newly formed society at the 1909 Annual Meeting.
3. Sociologist Jane Adams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
4. The American Sociological Society elected E. Franklin Frazier, the first African American President, in 1948.
5. Dorothy Swaine Thomas was the first female President of the ASA, elected in 1952.