Kenneth B. Clark

Clark, Kenneth Bancroft

Kenneth Bancroft Clark, 1914–2005, American psychologist and educator, b. Panama Canal Zone, grad. Howard (B.A., 1935) and Columbia (Ph.D., 1940). Clark taught psychology at Howard (1937–38) and at Hampton Institute (1940–41). He was the first African American to be a full tenured professor (1960) at the City College of New York, where he taught from 1942 to 1975, and to be a member of the New York State Board of Regents (1966–86). Clark was the author of a 1950 report on racial discrimination that was cited in the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans. An early leader in the civil-rights movement, he founded the Northside Center for Child Development (1946) and Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Haryou, 1962). His works include Prejudice and Your Child (1955), Dark Ghetto (1965), A Possible Reality (1972), and Pathos of Power (1974).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Negro Student at Integrated Colleges
Kenneth B. Clark; Lawrence Plotkin.
National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, 1963
The New Negro
Mathew H. Ahmann.
Biblo and Tannen, 1969
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The New Negro in the North" by Kenneth B. Clark
Racial Violence in the United States
Allen D. Grimshaw.
Aldine Publishing, 1969
Librarian’s tip: "The Zoot Effect in Personality: A Race Riot Participant" by Kenneth B. Clark and James Barker begins on p. 413 and "Group Violence: A Preliminary Study of the Attitudinal Pattern of Its Acceptance and Rejection" by Kenneth B. Clark begins on p. 421
Human Nature and Enduring Peace
Gardner Murphy.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 19 "Race, Sex, and Democratic Living: Two Questions, with Answers by Kenneth B. Clark and Georgene H. Seward"
Against the Odds: Scholars Who Challenged Racism in the Twentieth Century
Benjamin P. Bowser; Louis Kushnick; Paul Grant.
University of Massachusetts Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "An Architect of Social Change: Kenneth B. Clark"
Kenneth Bancroft Clark: The Uppity Negro Integrationist
Meyers, Michael; Nidiry, John P.
The Antioch Review, Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring 2004
Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation: The American Experience
Jeffrey A. Raffel.
Greenwood Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Clark, Kenneth Bancroft" begins on p. 54
Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators
Frederik Ohles; Shirley M. Ohles; John G. Ramsay.
Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Clark, Kenneth Bancroft" begins on p. 64
Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880-1996
Daryl Michael Scott.
University of North Carolina Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "Justifying Equality Damage Imagery, Brown v. Board of Education, and the American Creed"
The White Image in the Black Mind: A Study of African American Literature
Jane Davis.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Discussions of Kenneth B. Clark begin on p. 12 and 114
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