The Mamie Phipps Clark & Kenneth B. Clark Distinguished Lecture will be held on Wednesday April 6th, 2022 via Zoom. This year's recipients of the award are: Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College) and Jennifer Parker (New York Times), and will feature a discussion with Dr. Carl Hart.
This event is in collaboration with the Psychology Department, the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Executive Vice President and Dean of Arts and Sciences. Established in 2017, this annual award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of a senior scholar in the area of race and justice. This Distinguished Lecture Award is in honor of psychologists and Columbia graduates Mamie Phipps Clark and Kenneth B. Clark. Findings from their pioneering experiments were instrumental in the Supreme Court case (Brown vs Board of Education) that determined de jure racial segregation in public education was unconstitutional.