Black Education / Schools : The Forgotten Tale of How Black Psychiatrists Helped Make ‘Sesame Street’

Clyde C Coger Jr

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SWEEPIN’ THE CLOUDS AWAY

The Forgotten Tale of How Black Psychiatrists Helped Make ‘Sesame Street’
The children’s television show entranced preschoolers—and helped teach impressionable black kids


In the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, a newly formed group called the Black Psychiatrists of America began to challenge their white colleagues to think about racism in a new way. Its members had been discussing for some time the possibility of creating an organization that would address their lack of representation within the key bodies of American psychiatry...

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