Kenneth B. Clark was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1914 to Indian parents. He moved to Harlem, New York for education purposes. Unlike most African- Americans, he attended a academic high school and later went to Howard University. He earned a Ph.D in psychology from Columbia University. Clark worked to end segregation in schools and was successful. In 1954, when the supreme court overturned the "seperate but equal" doctrine, Clark's work was cited. He later died in 2005.