Mamie Phipps Clark, Champion for Children (Extraordinary Women in Psychology Series)

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Pioneering researcher and educator Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark, the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology from the prestigious Columbia University, may not be a household name. However, her groundbreaking research on Black children’s self-identity paved the way for the desegregation of public schools. Along with her husband, Kenneth, she defied the confines of racial norms of their time. Clark pursued graduate studies in the 1940s and testified as an expert in the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education.

Black history is American history. Author Dr. Lynnette Mawhinney shares the significance of Clark’s legacy in Mamie Phipps Clark: Champion for Children in an information-rich and thought-provoking book that exemplifies Black excellence, courage, and service. Illustrated by Neil Evans, the book captures the hopes, aspirations and triumphs of the Clarks, a young, gifted Black couple who used their educational privilege and scholarship to advance equality for the Black community.

The graphic novel format makes it accessible for readers of all ages to immerse themselves in the story of sacrifice and deep concern for the community. Mawhinney provides well-placed commentary and action steps for readers to consider. It is an engaging read for anyone who is interested in keeping alive the legacy of people who worked diligently to ensure equitable access to educational opportunities for all American children.

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Author Lynnette Mawhinney, Neil Evans
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher American Psychological Association
Publish Date 06-Feb-2024
ISBN 9781433830488 Buy this Book
Issue April 2024
Category Sequential Art - Kids


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