Interview with Dr. Kenneth Clark
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

BEFORE WE GET TO THE SPECIFICS—THE BROWN CASE—COULD YOU JUST DESCRIBE WHAT THE DOLLS TEST WAS. WHAT WAS IT DESIGNED TO SHOW?

Dr. Kenneth Clark:

The dolls test was an attempt on the part of my wife and me to try to understand how children, black children, saw themselves—whether they viewed themselves as equal to others. In fact, what we were trying to do is to see how children develop a sense of their own being, their own person. We did this study before we had any idea that it was going to have any relevance to public policy, before we knew—

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

STOP PLEASE, SOUND, SOUND THREE. THANK YOU.