Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead

Profession: Cultural Anthropologist

United States of America

Biography: A popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern American and Western culture, she was a respected and often controversial academic anthropologist. Her reports about the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures shaped the 1960s sexual revolution.

Born: December 16, 1901
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 15, 1978 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Married Life

  • 1923-09-03 Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)

Historical Events

  • 1925-08-31 Anthropologist Margaret Mead first arrives in Samoa
  • 1979-01-19 US President Jimmy Carter announces he is awarding Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to anthropologist Margaret Mead

Quotes by Margaret Mead

  • "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

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