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Black Apollo Of Science

Author : Kenneth R. Manning
ISBN : 019976333X
Genre : Social Science
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This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.

The Biology Of The Cell Surface

Author : Ernest Everett Just
ISBN : 1296505863
Genre : History
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Black Cadet In A White Bastion

Author : Brian Shellum
ISBN : 9780803293151
Genre : History
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Examines the life of Charles Young, whose hard work, intellect, focus, and humor allowed him to overcome hazing, social ostracism, and academic difficulties to become the third black graduate of West Point and a colonel.

What Is Worth While

Author : Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay
Genre : Conduct of life
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African American Inventors

Author : Otha Richard Sullivan
ISBN : 1118115996
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Meet the black inventors who lived their dreams--from the early years to modern times Benjamin Banneker Andrew Jackson Beard George E. Carruthers, Ph.D. George Washington Carver Michael Croslin, Ph.D. David Nelson Crosthwait Jr. Charles Richard Drew, M.D. Meredith Gourdine, Ph.D. Claude Harvard Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Frederick McKinley Jones Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D. Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D. Lewis Howard Latimer Jan Earnst Matzeliger Elijah McCoy Benjamin Montgomery John P. Moon Garrett Augustus Morgan Norbert Rillieux Earl D. Shaw, Ph.D. Madame C. J. Walker Daniel Hale Williams, M.D. Granville T. Woods Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. For more than three centuries, African American inventors have been coming up with ingenious ideas. In fact, it is impossible to really know American history without also learning about the contributions of black discoverers. This collection brings their stories to life. In every era, black inventors have made people's lives safer, more comfortable, more convenient, and more profitable. This inspiring, comprehensive collection shines history's spotlight on these courageous inventors and discoverers. One by one, they persevered, despite prejudice and obstacles to education and training. These stories show you how: Benjamin Montgomery, born a slave, invented a propeller that improved steamboat navigation. Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the son of a Dutch engineer, invented a machine that revolutionized the shoe manufacturing industry. Madame C. J. Walker, born two years after the Civil War emancipated her parents, invented a product that helped make her a millionaire. Dr. George E. Carruthers, an astrophysicist, invented the lunar surface ultraviolet camera/spectrograph for Apollo 16. Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, a third-generation physician and pioneer in the field of cancer research discovered a method for testing which drugs to use to fight specific cancers. Dr. Wright became the first woman elected president of the New York Cancer Society and the first African American woman to serve as dean of a medical college. This outstanding collection brings to light these and dozens of other exciting and surprising tales of inventors and discoverers who lived their dreams.

For Race And Country

Author : David P. Kilroy
ISBN : 0275980057
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the highest-ranking African American officer in the U.S. Army at the turn of the 20th century.

Others Thought I Could Lead

Author : James S. Avery
ISBN : 1587365782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a corporate executive, James S. Avery did not simply open doors for black people in this country; he changed marketing strategy throughout the corporate world. Now, in his autobiography, "Others Thought I Could Lead," Avery shares the secrets of his success--his strong work ethic, his moral values, and a belief in himself that allowed him to persevere in the face of adversity. As Horace Baldwin states in the foreword, Avery's book gives us the opportunity to put our own stories in perspective as we realize how much we are capable of contributing to the world.

Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation

Author : Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline
ISBN : 9780309159685
Genre : Education
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In order for the United States to maintain the global leadership and competitiveness in science and technology that are critical to achieving national goals, we must invest in research, encourage innovation, and grow a strong and talented science and technology workforce. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation explores the role of diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce and its value in keeping America innovative and competitive. According to the book, the U.S. labor market is projected to grow faster in science and engineering than in any other sector in the coming years, making minority participation in STEM education at all levels a national priority. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation analyzes the rate of change and the challenges the nation currently faces in developing a strong and diverse workforce. Although minorities are the fastest growing segment of the population, they are underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. Historically, there has been a strong connection between increasing educational attainment in the United States and the growth in and global leadership of the economy. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation suggests that the federal government, industry, and post-secondary institutions work collaboratively with K-12 schools and school systems to increase minority access to and demand for post-secondary STEM education and technical training. The book also identifies best practices and offers a comprehensive road map for increasing involvement of underrepresented minorities and improving the quality of their education. It offers recommendations that focus on academic and social support, institutional roles, teacher preparation, affordability and program development.

Omega Psi Phi Ultimate Uplift 1911 To 2011 And Beyond

Author : Marzette Henderson
ISBN : 0578087901
Genre : Self-Help
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"Omega Psi Phi is the first African-American national fraternal organization founded at a historically black university. Since the beginning Omega Psi Phi has been a strong and virile force for the uplift of African Americans and all of humanity. " -- Back cover.

Black Officer In A Buffalo Soldier Regiment

Author : Brian G. Shellum
ISBN : 9780803268036
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An unheralded military hero, Charles Young (1864–1922) was the third black graduate of West Point, the first African American national park superintendent, the first black U.S. military attaché, the first African American officer to command a Regular Army regiment, and the highest-ranking black officer in the Regular Army until his death. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment tells the story of the man who—willingly or not—served as a standard-bearer for his race in the officer corps for nearly thirty years, and who, if not for racial prejudice, would have become the first African American general. Brian G. Shellum describes how, during his remarkable army career, Young was shuffled among the few assignments deemed suitable for a black officer in a white man’s army—the Buffalo Soldier regiments, an African American college, and diplomatic posts in black republics such as Liberia. Nonetheless, he used his experience to establish himself as an exceptional cavalry officer. He was a colonel on the eve of the United States’ entry into World War I, when serious medical problems and racial intolerance denied him command and ended his career. Shellum’s book seeks to restore a hero to the ranks of military history; at the same time, it informs our understanding of the role of race in the history of the American military.

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