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Ruth Winifred Howard

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Ruth Winifred Howard-Beckham (March 4, 1900 – February 12, 1997) was the second African American woman to receive a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in psychology after Inez Beverly Prosser. She was active in many psychology organizations and received instruction from Florence Goodenough. Ruth Winifred Howard was born in Washington D.C. on March 4, 1900. In 1916, she graduated from Dunbar High School. Howard attended Simmons College in Boston after high school. In Boston she worked under a National Urban League grant. She majored in social work, receiving her Bachelor's degree in 1921 and Master's degree in 1927. She practiced her social work under the Cleveland Urban League. She also worked in child welfare under the State Welfare agency. Ruth went to Howard University to study psychology and under a Laura Spelman Rockefeller Fellowship. She also studied at Columbia University's Teacher College and School of Social work. She also studied in Minnesota where she received her PhD in psychology and Child development. She was the second African American woman in the United States to receive a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in psychology after Inez Beverly Prosser. She studied human behavior and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1900
Place of birth
Washington, D.C.

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