Analysis Of Mamie Phipps Clark, The Woman Who Gave Birth Of The Doll Test

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Mamie Phipps Clark, the woman who gave birth to the “doll test”, was born on April 18, 1917 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mamie attended a segregated public elementary and also segregated, Langston High School. In 1934, she graduated high school. Despite the low opportunities for black students pursuing a higher education, she won scholarships to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Howard University in Washington DC. At Howard University, she earned her B.A and Masters in Psychology. Mamie Clark also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Columbia University in New York, she was the first African American women to earn it. Her master 's thesis: ("The Development of Consciousness of Self in Negro Pre-School Children,") was the catalyst to change in the unconstitutional segregation of schools. During her early years at Howard University, Mamie met her future husband, Kenneth B. Clark, a Master 's student in psychology at the university. Mamie and Kenneth eloped during her senior year in 1937, they later had two children, Kate in 1940 and, Hilton in 1943. Her career focused on the problems faced by minority youth, and her work brought in new approaches to psychological treatment and was a landmark in the history of psychology. On August 11, 1983, Mamie Clark died at her home in New York City. Kenneth Clark was born on July 24th, 1914 in the Panama Canal zone to Bancroft and Miriam Clark. Although the family was stable economically, for better educational…

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