African American Women Scientists and Inventors

African American Women Scientists and Inventors

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Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times

Patricia Bath, M.D.
Miriam E. Benjamin
Ursula Burns
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
Ellen F. Eglin
Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.
Sara E. Goode
Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.
Bessie Blount Griffin
Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.
Mae Jemison, M.D.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.
Mary Kenner
Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.
Annie Turnbo Malone
Mildred Austin Smith
Valerie Thomas
Madame C. J. Walker
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.
Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.
Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the lives of African American women who have offered important contributions or inventions in the field of science, including Madame C.J. Walker, Angela D. Ferguson, Bessie Blount Griffin, and Shirley Ann Jackson.

Book News
Sullivan once headed Detroit's program to infuse African American history into the public school curriculum. Here he profiles 25 black American woman who have made significant contributions to science and technology, explaining that many, many more are utterly unknown because first of legal bans on granting patents to slaves and later because of social constraints on women. His message to black school girls is that just because they have not heard of black women scientists does not mean that the profession is closed to them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Spanning three centuries of American history, a comprehensive collection of biographical profiles tells the fascinating stories of famous and legendary women along with many unsung heroines who helped change the world with their discoveries and lifelong devotion to science.

Publisher: New York : Wiley, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780471387077
Branch Call Number: J 608.9 SULLI
Characteristics: ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Haskins, James 1941-2005


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