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Margaret Mead 1901-1978 Margaret Mead was born on Monday December 16 1901 at the West Park Hospital in Philadelphia PA Margaret was the first baby to be born in this hospital and because of this she felt different from the rest of the children because they had all been born at home Margarets parents were from the midwest and because of their professions the family moved quite a bit living in such places as Hampton New Jersey Greenwich Village in New York City and St Marks Square in Philadelphia Because she moved so much as a child Margaret had been subjected to many different styles of living and therefore had a growing desire to learn more about different lifestyles and cultures Margarets first major experience was going to school Margaret often felt out of place because of moving so much and being in many different schools and often being taught at home by her grandmother However it was in high school that she met and later became engaged to a man by the name of Luther Cressman After attending many high schools because of her familys travel she graduated and was sent to DePauw University at Greencastle Indiana in 1919 where her intention was to major in English Unfortunately Margaret was looked down on in DePauw so she transferred to Barnard College where she studied with Franz Boas and his student Ruth Benedict It was also at Barnard College that she decided to make anthropology her main field of study She received her BA degree from Barnard in 1923 In September of that same year Margaret was married to Luther in a small Episcopal Church where she had been baptized She then continued her studies as a graduate student and in 1924 she received her MA degree in Psychology from Columbia University In 1925 she completed her doctoral thesis but did not receive her PhD from Columbia until 1929
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