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Center for the History of Psychology

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

About the Center

The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, located at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, collects, preserves, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. Read more.

The Center houses the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture

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Rethinking Race film: The Negro and the American Promise

Thursday, February 28, 11am-8pm

KennethClark 2013 ERG CHP

In the spring of 1963 Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, a professor of psychology at the City College of New York, interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister Malcolm X, and author James Baldwin, respectively, in order to examine and discuss the racial climate of America. The resulting program, The Negro and the American Promise, is a thought-provoking film depicting the varying perspectives of three passionate, powerful leaders in the Black community.

Visit the National Museum of Psychology during open hours, 11am-8pm to view The Negro and the American Promise, which will run continuously throughout the day.  The film is an hour long. The film is FREE.

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Location, hours and contact

73 South College Street, Akron, OH, 44325-4302

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4 pm; Thursday 11 am-8 pm

Archives and Institute Hours: By appointment

Museum Phone: 330-972-5457

Main Phone: 330-972-7285


Parking: The adjacent parking lot is currently closed for construction. Visitors can park in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets. Visitor parking is also available at meters across the street from the CCHP.




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