Wellness Wishers: Black Women Helping Us Live Healthier Lives

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  • Myra Adele Logan
  • Michelle Williams
  • Mamie Phipps Clark
  • Nicole Ari Parker
  • Dr. Michelle Gourdine
  • Rebecca Lee Crumpler
  • K. Michelle
  • Marvelyn Brown
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin
  • Harriet Washington
  • Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown
  • Henrietta Lacks
  • Hilary Beard
  • Jeanette Jenkins
  • We Can Do It!
  • First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Jocelyn Elders
  • Alicia Keys
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney
  • Dr. Rachael Ross

Mamie Phipps Clark

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” that played a major role in the Brown vs. Board of Education case that ended up desegregating schools in the U.S. 

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