Kenneth B. Clark, African American Psychologist

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Kenneth Bancroft Clark (July 14, 1914 – May 1, 2005) was an African-American psychologist who conducted important research among children and was active in the Civil Rights Movement. They founded the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem and the organization Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (HARYOU). Kenneth Clark also was an educator and professor at City College of New York, and first black president of the American Psychological Association. Clark and his wife, also a psychologist, were known for their 1940s experiments using dolls to study children's attitudes about race. The Clarks testified as expert witnesses in Briggs v. Elliott (1952), one of five cases combined into Brown v. Board of Education (1954). The Clarks' work contributed to the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in which it determined that de jure racial segregation in public education was unconstitutional.

Original silver print 14 x 11 with Halsman's stamp on the reverse. Dated 1965.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 June, 2018.


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