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Dr Sharon Grant-Henry
Birth: Jul. 4, 1949
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 2004
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Sharon Grant-Henry was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and a member of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) in the 1960s. In the 1970s, she was a Lieutenant and a teacher in the Nation of Islam. She received her B.A. in Sociology from UCSD and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Princeton University. Dr. Grant-Henry taught at Hunter College, CUNY; and Princeton. She was Co-Director of the Civic Education and Community Service Program at Rutgers University from 1989-1991. She was Director of the Community Based Block (CBB) Counseling Program at San Diego State University from 1992-1996 and then Chair of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology until her retirement.

For the past five years, she worked as a developer of Fanno Academy African-centered Charter School in the San Diego Unified School District. In 2002-2003, she designed a "Trauma Studies Across Cultures and Communities" specialty for the Counseling and School Psychology Program at San Diego State University. In 2001, she wrote a play, "Blues on Blackfront Street" that was workshopped by the San Diego Black Ensemble Theatre group, and also wrote lyrics for "Soundtrack" and "Motel Mambo" on Sue Palmer's "Soundtrack to a B Movie" CD. She is a featured singer for the final song on that same album.

Dr. Grant-Henry was a member of the Pan-African Association of America and the Association of Black Psychologists in San Diego. She was on the Outreach Committee for the San Diego Chapter of the Lupus Foundation.

Dr. Grant-Henry is featured in two films on Lupus, "Stories of Lupus" and "For Life." She was a guest on the "Debra Duncan" talk show speaking about Lupus. She was featured in a KPBS "Full Focus" interview with 1960s era Civil Rights Activists and in a "Speaking of Schools" discussion (also on KPBS). She spoke frequently at conferences on the subjects of Education; People of Color; and Lupus. Most recently, in 2003, she spoke at the Survivors of Historical Trauma Conference on Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency.

Dr. Grant-Henry died, at age 54, from complications of lupus. She is survived by her two children, Makana and Atiya; her sister, Marcia; her father, Mr. Maple Grant; as well as many fiercely-loved friends and former students in San Diego and across the nation.  
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Faith, Lot 639, #14
 
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Record added: Apr 29, 2004
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