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Clarice Dibble Walker

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Social Work Researcher

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
Let's Move It.

Birthplace

Born:
3/31/1936
Birth Location:
Tuskegee, Alabama

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Social Work Researcher

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
Let's Move It.

Birthplace

Born:
3/31/1936
Birth Location:
Tuskegee
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Biography

Professor and commissioner of social services, Clarice Dibble Walker was born on March 31, 1936 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She is the granddaughter of Robert Robinson Taylor, and the daughter of Helen Taylor Dibble, and Dr. Eugene Heriot Dibble, Jr. Walker is the youngest of five children. Her grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor was born on June 8, 1868. He was the first African American to graduate with a degree in architecture from MIT in 1892. Taylor worked with Booker T. Washington as an architect at Tuskegee University from 1890 until 1930. He has designed several of Tuskegee’s most prominent buildings such as the science buildings, dormitories and the school's chapel. Helen Annetta Taylor was born on October 15, 1901 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Fisk University and graduated with her B.A. in music. Walker’s father Dr. Eugene Heriot Dibble Jr., attended Atlanta University and Howard medical school. He was the head of John Andrew Hospital and served in World War II as Colonel.

Walker attended Chambliss Childrens School in Tuskegee, Alabama and Northfield High School in Massachusetts. She received her B.S. degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Westchester County, New York in 1957. Walker later obtained her M.A. degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. In 1992, she served as Commissioner of Social Services for the Government of the District of Columbia. Walker has worked at Howard University as professor and department chair in the Graduate School of Social Work, Program Development in the Child Development Center, Department of Pediatrics, and the College of Medicine. She has served as visiting lecturer at Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research. In addition, she has worked as a psychiatric social worker at the University of Montreal General Hospital in Montreal Canada.

Walker has served as Chair of the Distribution Committee of the Survivors Fund, the Research Committee of Prevent Child Abuse America and the Board of Safe Shores. She has also served as Trustee for the Seed Public Charter School, Sarah Lawrence College and Howard University.
Walker is married to George H. Walker, and they have four children together.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Clarice Dibble Walker's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her maternal grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls the notable families at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her mother's education and profession
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her maternal grandparents' grocery store
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her father's education and profession
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her paternal aunts and uncles, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her paternal aunts and uncles, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers the sense of community in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls the segregation of Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her parents' travels with Robert Russa Moton, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her parents' travels with Robert Russa Moton, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about the John A. Andrew Clinical Society, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about the John A. Andrew Clinical Society, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her parents' careers
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers Tuskegee, Alabama's notable families
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her experiences at Chambliss Children's House School in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls her early interest in music
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls Tuskegee Institute's entertainment series
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers her teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls her teachers at the Tuskegee Institute High School in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her experiences at the Northfield School for Girls in Gill, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls her chores at the Northfield School for Girls
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers singing in the choir at Northfield School for Girls
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her experiences at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls her experiences with segregation in the South
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her major at Sarah Lawrence College
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers her time at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her field placements at Columbia University in New York City
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers working with the City of New York Department of Welfare
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls her first marriage and move to Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers meeting her second husband, George H. Walker III
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls protesting against Benjamin C. Willis in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about moving to Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her work with Capital Head Start, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes her role as director of Capital Head Start, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers the Washington, D.C. riots of 1968
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her professorship at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker remembers her students at Howard University
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker reflects upon her experiences at Howard University and Tuskegee Institute
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about the National Black Child Development Institute
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls her work with the SEED School of Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Clarice Dibble Walker reflects upon her career at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Clarice Dibble Walker recalls becoming the commissioner of the Commission on Social Services
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about September 11, 2001
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Clarice Dibble Walker reflects upon her father's legacy at the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Clarice Dibble Walker talks about her children
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Clarice Dibble Walker reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Clarice Dibble Walker reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Clarice Dibble Walker describes how she would like to be remembered