Black History Month: African-American Health Pioneers

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  • Charles Drew (1904-1950)
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926)
  • William Augustus Hinton (1883-1959)
  • Mamie Phipps Clark (1917-1983)
  • Daniel Hale Williams (1858-1931)
  • Paying Homage
  • Michelle Obama (1964-present)
  • Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895)
  • Phill Wilson (1956-present)
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin (1956-present)
  • Dr. Lonnie Robert Bristow (1930-present)
  • Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown (1919–2004)
  • President Barack Obama (1961-present)
  • Ben Carson (1951-present)
  • Jocelyn Elders (1933-present)
  • Otis Boykin (1920-1982)

Mamie Phipps Clark (1917-1983)

Mamie Phipps Clark was one of the first African-American women to earn a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. Clark studied self-esteem, Blackness and mental health. She is best known for the “Clark Doll Test,” which played a major role in the Brown vs. Board of Education case.

 

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