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 Kenneth B. Clark

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Kenneth B. Clark

Birth
Panama
Death 2 May 2005 (aged 90)
Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 12220860 View Source
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Psychologist, Professor, Civil Rights Activist. Born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1914, he came to New York City when he was 4½ years old. He was a distinguished professor emeritus at City College. He also taught at Columbia and Harvard universities and the University of California. For 20 years, he served as the first black member of the New York State Board of Regents. He had been a former president of the American Psychological Association. His pioneering experiment conducted using black and white dolls showed how segregation marred the development of black children. This experiment was later cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its historic 1954 ruling in the case of BROWN vs. LITTLE ROCK BOARD OF EDUCATION. Clark was influential in enhancing education and the quality of life for Black Americans. His tireless efforts in fighting segregation was compared to the contributions of the Rev. Martin L. King, Jr.

Bio by: Edmond Spaeth


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  • Originally Created by: Edmond Spaeth
  • Added: 31 Oct 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12220860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12220860/kenneth-b-clark : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth B. Clark (14 Jul 1914–2 May 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12220860, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .