Tim Spofford | Tim Spofford "What the Children Told Us" Book
"Full Partners", by Tim Spofford, the first biography of Kenneth and Mamie Clark, the psychologists who created the legendary doll test.
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They Met at Howard University, Fell in Love, and Made History

Unfolding like a novel, “What the Children Told Us” shows how the Clarks’ research, court testimony and work with the NAACP undermined school segregation – their opening act in a life of social activism in Harlem and nationwide.

About the Book

Meet the Author, Tim Spofford

With a doctorate in English, Tim Spofford worked for years in classrooms and newsrooms. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, Mother Jones, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. His first book, Lynch Street, was designated an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Spofford lives with his wife, Barbara, in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Lee, Massachusetts.

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Lynch Street Book Cover

Also by Tim Spofford…

“Lynch Street: The May 1970 Slayings at Jackson State College”

Amid a wave of antiwar protests in May 1970, National Guardsmen shot and killed four white students at Kent State University in Ohio. One night ten days later, dozens of Mississippi lawmen lined up in front of a women’s dormitory at a Black college and opened fire, riddling the dorm and leaving two students dead.

About ``Lynch Street``

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

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