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Visual: Shot of a display of dolls and toys. Carmen Fields reports that Dr. Kenneth Clark (psychologist) and the late Mamie Phipps Clark (psychologist) used dolls in a 1939 psychological experiment; that the Clarks used dolls to gauge ego and self esteem in young African American children. Fields notes that the results of the experiments shocked the nation. V: Shots of Kenneth Clark being interviewed by Fields. Shots of a white doll; of an African American doll. Footage of Clark talking about how African American children internalize society's negative stereotypes of African Americans. Clark says that two out of three African American children rejected the brown dolls. Footage from the 1959 film, Imitation of Life. Footage of Clark saying that the children were forced to identify with the brown dolls they had rejected. Fields reports that the Supreme Court's 1953 decision on school
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Carmen Fields interviews Dr. Kenneth Clark about school desegregation and race
Date Created
10/18/1988
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Dr. Kenneth Clark interviews author James Baldwin shortly after Baldwin's now famous 1963 meeting with (then) United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy regarding the state of Civil Rights in this country. This program contains the same Baldwin interview that is found in the program “Negro And The American Promise”... more
Date Created
06/24/1963
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Conversation With James Baldwin, A
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The special one-hour program was a brilliantly conceived examination of the racial crisis in America, illustrated through interviews with powerful Negro leaders of widely varying viewpoints. Brought together, in separate interviews, were the Rev. Martin Luther King, author James Baldwin, and Black Muslim leader Malcolm X. Under quiet, penetrating and perceptive probing by Dr. Kenneth Clark, a professor of psychology at City College of New York, these three seethed with emotions and ideas that were communicated with force and immediacy.
Date Created
06/24/1963
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Perspectives / Negro and The American Promise, The
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This edited version of "A Conversation With James Baldwin" contains the entire interview with Baldwin from "Perspectives: Negro and the American Promise."
Date Created
06/24/1963
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Video
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Conversation With James Baldwin, A
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Excerpted interview with Malcolm X from the program "Negro and the American Promise."
Date Created
06/24/1963
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Video
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Perspectives / Negro and The American Promise, The
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Excerpted interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. from the program "Negro and the American Promise."
Date Created
06/24/1963
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Video
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Perspectives / Negro and The American Promise, The