Dr. Cantor taught history from 1968 until his retirement in 1999 as professor emeritus of history. He received degrees from Memphis State University (B.A., 1957) and Duke University (A.M., 1961; Ph.D.,1963). He is author of A Prologue to the Protest Movement (Duke, 1969) and Wheelin' on Beale (Pharos, 1992). His areas of research included Afro-American and recent U.S. history and popular culture. In 1991 Dr. Cantor received the Ulmer Award. Dr. Cantor attended Humes H.S. in Memphis, TN, where he shared a shop class with Elvis Presley. He also was a center for the Memphis State University basketball team in the mid-fifties.
Photo: Current, March 1995, p. 10.