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Clark, Mamie Phipps

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Personal name headingClark, Mamie Phipps
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19170418
Death date19830811
Place of birthHot Springs (Ark.)
Place of deathHastings on Hudson (N.Y.)
AffiliationHoward University Columbia University Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, N.Y.) New York Public Library Northside Center for Child Development
Profession or occupationPsychologists
Found inChildren, race, and power, c1996: CIP t.p. (Mamie Clark [in title]) galley (Mamie Phipps Clark; d. 1983)
LC data base, 3/13/96 (hdg.: Clark, Mamie Phipps)
African American National Biography, accessed December 30, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Clark, Mamie Phipps; psychologist; born 18 April 1917 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States; graduated from Howard magna cum laude (1938); awarded a graduate fellowship in psychology; continued her studies at Columbia University in New York; famous for "doll tests", her studies were laying the groundwork for the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended segregation in America's public schools; the first African American woman to be awarded a doctorate in Psychology from Columbia University; Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, New York; served on the board of many community organizations including Mount Sinai Medical Center, the New York Public Library, and the Museum of Modern Art; died 11 August 1983 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States)