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Northside Center for Child Development project : oral history, 1991-1993.

Project: Northside Center for Child Development project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts: 1552 pages Sound recordings: 50 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

The Northside Center for Child Development was founded in 1948 by Kenneth R. and Mamie Clark as a center for education and research. It became the base for a number of innovative educational programs and a model for many other such institutions. The Center staff and students also provided the research base for the major work of the Clarks on the effect of segregated education which provided the social scientific rationale for challenging doctrines of "Separate but Equal", most notable in the Supreme Court case outlawing segregated schools. Interviews in this collection trace the development of the Center, the educational theories of the Clarks, especially Mamie Clark, the shifting emphases over time from psychology to social psychology, and the maturation of a consistent educational philosophy that came to define the Center. The collection's narrators are: Teodora Abramovich, Ekbal Basith, Ruth Baum, Viola Bernard, Albert Bryt, Robert L. Carter, Victor Carter, Stella Chess, Richard Cloward, Elizabeth Davis, James Dumpson, Thelma Dye, Walter Eberstadt, Elaine Gaspard, Lorna Goodman, Elizabeth Graham, Louis Guglieri, Kate Harris, Dora Johnson, Sharon Johnson, Barbara Jones, Jean Karp, Margaret Lawrence [electronic resource], Bea Levison, Catherine Lombard, Edna O. Meyers, William O'Connor, Lisa Paisley-Cleveland, Susan Patricof, Blanche Pugh, Bruno Quinson, Clara Rabinowitz, Saul Scheidlinger, Howard Sloan, Joanne Stern, Rutherford and Mildred Stevens, Samuel Walton, M. Moran Weston, Miriam D. Weston, Norman Wyloge, and Mary Yisrael.

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