Robert Singleton

Gabe Gault

Professor and civil rights activist Robert Singleton ’60, M.A. ’62, Ph.D. ’83 was one of the original Freedom Riders, activists in 1961 who rode interstate buses into segregated Southern states to challenge the nonenforcement of Supreme Court decisions that deemed segregated public buses unconstitutional. He was president of UCLA’s chapter of the NAACP and the chief researcher on a pre-Watts rebellion study at the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations. The founding director of what is now the Bunche Center, Singleton is a professor emeritus at Loyola Marymount University.