kenneth bancroft clark


Alvan, 1804–87, and his son Alvan Graham, 1832–97, U.S. astronomers and telescope-lens manufacturers.
Champ [champ] , (James Beauchamp) 1850–1921, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1911–19.
(Charles) Joseph ("Joe") born 1939, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1979–80.
George Rogers, 1752–1818, U.S. soldier.
John Bates [beyts] , 1847–1938, U.S. economist and educator.
Kenneth B(ancroft) 1914–2005, U.S. psychologist and educator, born in the panama canal Zone.
Sir Kenneth McKenzie, Baron Clark of Saltwood [sawlt-wood] , 1903–83, English art historian.
Mark Wayne, 1896–1984, U.S. general.
Thomas Campbell ("Tom") 1899–1977, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1949–67.
Walter Van Tilburg [van til-berg] , 1909–71, U.S. author.
William, 1770–1838, U.S. soldier and explorer (brother of George R. Clark): on expedition with Meriwether Lewis 1804–06.
a male given name: a surname, ultimately derived from clerk. Unabridged
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Clark (klɑːk)
1.  Helen. born 1950, New Zealand politician; Labour prime minister (1999--2008)
2.  James, known as Jim. 1936--68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3.  Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903--83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4.  William. 1770--1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804--06) with Meriwether Lewis

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Word Origin & History

common surname, from L. clericus, O.Fr. clerc "clerk," also "cleric." In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.
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kenneth bancroft clark

American psychologist (b. July 14, 1914, Panama Canal Zone-d. May 1, 2005, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.), conducted pioneering research into the impact of racial segregation on children. With his wife, Mamie Phipps Clark, he administered the "doll test" to African American schoolchildren in the 1940s and '50s. The test involved presenting a child with a black doll and a white doll and asking the child to select a favourite doll. In the segregated South the black children preferred the white doll by a wide margin, with many children identifying the black doll as "bad." Clark's research played a key role in arguments during the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation to be unconstitutional. Clark helped develop integrationist educational policies for both federal and state governments. In his career he established several institutions, including in 1946 the Northside Child Development Center in Harlem, meant to foster positive identity and improved opportunities for African Americans. He was active during the civil rights movement and wrote extensively about the plight of African Americans in urban slums. He was committed to integration and strongly opposed both white and black separatists. Late in life he expressed his disappointment that the United States had not made greater progress in race relations.

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