Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005

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Dates:
Birth 1914
Death 2005-05-01
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Psychologist and educator.

From the description of Kenneth Bancroft Clark papers, 1897-1994 (bulk 1935-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982674

Social psychologist, educator, and author.

From the description of Audio materials, 1950-1975 [sound recording]. 1950-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723090

African American psychologist and educator.

From the description of Papers, 1897-1994 (bulk 1935-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70937573

Psychologist, educator; interviewee married Mamie Phipps Clark.

From the description of Reminiscences of Kenneth Bancroft Clark : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309729847

Business executive, psychologist, educator, writer.

Clark was an expert witness regarding the psychological effect of segregation in education for the landmark Brown v. Kansas Board of Education case, 1954. Clark also founded and directed the Metropolitan Applied Research Center, a non-profit research corporation concerned with the problems of American urban society.

From the description of Kenneth Clark papers, 1954-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122363996

Biographical Note

  • 1914, July 14: Born, Panama Canal Zone
  • 1919: Moved to New York, N.Y., with mother and sister
  • 1931: Naturalized United States citizen
  • 1935: A.B., Howard University,Washington, D.C.
  • 1936: M.S., psychology, Howard University,Washington, D.C.
  • 1938: Married Mamie Katherine Phipps (died 1983)
  • 1940: Ph.D., experimental psychology, Columbia University,New York, N.Y.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Hampton, Va. Hampton Assistant professor of psychology, Hampton Institute,Hampton, Va. Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Research psychologist, Office of War Information,Washington, D.C.
  • 1942 - 1975 : Professor of psychology, City College, City University of New York,New York, N.Y.
  • 1946: Cofounder with Mamie Phipps Clark of Northside Center for Child Development,New York, N.Y.
  • 1950: Member, fact finding staff, Mid-Century White House Conference on Children and Youth
  • 1951: Social science consultant, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • 1954: Research on effects of racial segregation cited by Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education decision on school segregation
  • 1955: Published Prejudice and Your Child (Boston: Beacon Press. 151 pp.)
  • 1961: Awarded Spingarn Medal by the NAACP
  • 1961 - 1967 : Consultant, personnel division, State Department
  • 1962 - 1964 : Chairman, board of trustees, Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited,New York, N.Y.
  • 1964 - 1966 : Director, Social Dynamics Research Institute, City College, City University of New York,New York, N.Y.
  • 1965: Published Dark Ghetto: Dilemmas of Social Power (New York: Harper and Row, Publishers. 251 pp.)
  • 1966 - 1986 : Member, board of regents, State Education Department, University of the State of New York
  • 1966 - 1975 : President, Metropolitan Applied Research Center,New York, N.Y.
  • 1968: Published with Jeannette HopkinsA Relevant War Against Poverty: A Study of Community Action Programs and Observable Change (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers. 275 pp.)
  • 1968 - 1975 : Member, board of directors, New York State Urban Development Corp.
  • 1970 - 1971 : President, American Psychological Association
  • 1974: Published The Pathos of Power (New York: Harper and Row, Publishers. 188 pp.)
  • 1976 - 1986 : President, Clark, Phipps, Clark & Harris,New York, N.Y.
  • 1986 - 1994 : President, Kenneth B. Clark & Associates,Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y.
  • 1994: APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology
  • 2005, May 1: Died, Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y.

From the guide to the Kenneth Bancroft Clark Papers, 1897-2003, (bulk 1935-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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