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The Clarks testified as expert witnesses in Briggs v. It has been suggested that this article be merged into Mamie Phipps Clark. The oldest of three children, two girls and one boy, Mamie Phipps was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Harold and Katie Phipps. Her father was a doctor, a native of the British West Indies.
Her father also supplemented his income as a manager at a nearby vacation resort. Sumner also allowed her to work part-time in the psychology department where she expanded her knowledge about psychology. In the fall of 1938 Mamie Clark went to graduate school at Howard University to get a master’s degree in psychology. The summer following her undergraduate graduation Mamie worked for Charles Houston as a secretary at his law office. At the time, Houston was a popular civil rights lawyer and Mamie was privileged to see lawyers such as Thurgood Marshall come into the office to work on important cases.
While working on her master’s degree, Mamie became increasingly interested in developmental psychology. The inspiration for her thesis came from working at an all black nursery school. Mamie contacted psychologists Ruth and Gene Horowitz for advice. At the time they were conducting psychological studies about self-identification in young children and suggested that she conduct similar research with her nursery school children. During her time at Columbia, Mamie was the only black student pursuing a doctorate in psychology and she had a faculty adviser, Dr. Henry Garrett, who believed in segregation.