“Harlem in the Hamptons” Celebrates Drs. Kenneth & Mamie
and The Northside Center for Child Development, August 13,
Cultural Archives will
recognize the numerous accomplishments of Drs. Kenneth
B. & Mamie
Phipps Clark and the 70th Anniversary
of the Northside Center for Child Development at
their annual “Harlem
in the Hamptons” event
p.m. at the Eastville
Community Historical Society Heritage House, 139 Hampton
Street, Sag Harbor, New York 11963.
The Clarks were the first African-Americans to obtain their
doctoral degrees in psychology from Columbia University.
Kenneth B. Clark was the first African-American tenured full
professor at the City College of New York, the first
African-American to be president of American Psychological
Association and the first African-American appointed to the
New York State Board of Regents.
The Clarks opened their own agency in 1946 called The
Northside Center for Child Development. This was the
first full-time child guidance center offering psychological
and casework services to families in the Harlem area. There
they also continued conducting experiments on racial biases
in education. The Clarks were influential to the Civil
Rights movement and their expertise allowed them to testify
as expert witnesses in several school desegregation cases,
vs. Board of Education in
The mission of the Harlem
Cultural Archives (HCA)
is to create, maintain and grow a remotely accessible,
online, interactive repository of audio-visual materials
documenting Harlem’s remarkable and varied multicultural
legacies, including its storied past as well as its
continuing contributions to the City and State of New York,
the nation, and the world. Dr.
Elaine Shulman, a student who was mentored by Dr. Kenneth
Clark will present a plaque to Northside CEO, Thelma Dye,
Phd. on behalf of the HCA and the HonorableJudge
W. Franc Perry will present proclamations to Dr. Dye from
several elected officials that represent Harlem.
For the past five years, the HCA has
collaborated with “Harlem
in the Hamptons” founders Jackie
& Harry Banks and Gladys
Barnes in celebrating
the contributions of such achievers as Dr. R. Chester
Redhead, Dr. Oliver Holder, Queens Borough President Helen
Marshall, the Harlem Hellfighters, Judge W. Franc Perry, and
the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP.
HCA’s Executive Board is comprised of Glenn
A. Hunter, Co-Executive
Director, Board Chair, Community Activist and Educator; Keith
A. Hunter, MD, Community Health Advocate, Film Producer,
Co-Executive Director and Board Member; and Ken
Sargeant, Media Producer, Community Historian,
Co-Executive Director and Board Member.