[Dr. Kenneth Clark]
Original Airdate: 10/18/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields interviews Dr. Kenneth Clark (psychologist). Fields reports that Clark and his Mamie Philips Clark (psychologist) performed studies using dolls to gauge ego and self-esteem in young African American children. Fields notes that the Clarks' research influenced the Supreme Court's 1953 landmark decision on school desegregation. Clark talks about his research, saying that African American children rejected the brown dolls because they had internalized society's negative stereotypes of African Americans. Clark discusses the use of the study by NAACP lawyers in the 1953 school desegregation case. Clark talks about the importance of school desegregation and the need for white and African American children to grow up with self-respect and respect for others. He says that children must be taught to act humanely toward others. Fields' report includes footage from the 1959 film Imitation of Life and footage from Eyes on the Prize. Fields' report also includes footage of school desegregation in South Boston and shots of dolls.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American identity
Busing for school integration - General
Subject : Personal Names
Clark, Dr. Kenneth
Type : Genre
News - Television
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