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African American in Science and Technology,
February 2004

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Photo: Louis Latimer, pioneer developer of light bulb manufacturing, member of Thomas Edison's research team. From National Park Service Web site.

Photo: Louis Latimer - pioneer developer of light bulb manufacturing ; and member of Thomas A. Edison's research team

Cox, Clinton. African American healers. New York, Wiley, c2000. 164 p.
   R695.C69 2000
   Bibliography: p. 153-154.
   Profiles over thirty notable African Americans in the health field, including Civil War nurse Susie King Taylor, Dr. Charles Drew, father of the blood bank, and young pioneering surgeon Ben Carson.

Distinguished African American scientists of the 20th century. James H. Kessler and others. Phoenix, Ariz., Oryx Press, 1996. 382 p.
   Q141.D535 1996
   Includes bibliographical references (p. ix).

Epps, Charles H. (Charles Harry), Davis G. Johnson, and Audrey L. Vaughan. African-American medical pioneers. Rockville, Md., Betz Pub. Co., c1994. 254 p.
   R695.E67 1994
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-232).

Gibbs, C. R. Black inventors: from Africa to America: two million years of invention and innovation. Silver Spring, Md., Three Dimensional Pub., c1995. 269 p.
   T39.G458 1995
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-257).

Gubert, Betty Kaplan, Miriam Sawyer, and Caroline M. Fannin. Distinguished African Americans in aviation and space science. Westport, Conn., Oryx Press, 2002. 319 p.
   TL539.G83 2002
   Bibliography: p. 303-304.

Hayden, Robert C. 11 African-American doctors. Rev. and expanded ed. Frederick, Md., Twenty-First Century Books, c1992. 206 p.
   R695.H39 1992
   Chronicles the achievements of eleven Afro-American physicians whose contributions helped raise the country's health standards through medical practice, research, or teaching.

Hayden, Robert C.9 African-American inventors. Frederick, Md., Twenty-First Century Books, c1992. 169 p.
   T39.H39 1992
   Chronicles the achievements of nine Afro-Americans responsible for inventions related to important parts of modern life such as refrigeration, electric lighting, and transportation.

Hayden, Robert C. 7 African-American scientists. Rev. and expanded ed. Frederick, Md., Twenty-First Century Books, c1992. 171 p.
   Q141.H37 1992
   Examines the lives and achievements of seven black Americans who left their mark through scientific work, from Benjamin Banneker to Matthew Henson.

Jenkins, Edward Sidney. To fathom more: African American scientists and inventors. Lanham, Md., University Press of America, c1996. 399 p.
   Q141.J46 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Notable Black American scientists. Kristine M. Krapp, editor. Detroit, Gale Research, c1999. 349 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q141.N726 1999
   Profiles approximately 250 black Americans who have made contributions to the sciences, including inventors, researchers, award winners, and educators.

Phelps, J. Alfred. They had a dream: the story of African-American astronauts. Novato, Calif., Presidio, c1994. 291 p.
   TL789.85.A1P43 1994
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281).

Sammons, Vivian O. Blacks in science and medicine. New York, Hemisphere Pub. Corp., c1990. 293 p.
   Bibliography: p. 261-268.
   Q141.B58 1990

Spangenburg, Ray, and Kit Moser. African Americans in science, math, and invention. New York, Facts On File, c2003. 254 p.
   Q141.S6285 2003
   Includes bibliographical references.

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American inventors. Jim Haskins, general editor. New York, Wiley, c1998. 164 p.
   T39.S98 1998
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-155).
   Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American women scientists and inventors. Jim Haskins, general editor. New York, Wiley, c2002. 150 p.
   T39.S985 2002
   Bibliography: p. 143.

Warren, Wini. Black women scientists in the United States. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, c1999. 366 p.
   Q141.W367 1999
   Bibliography: p. 341-355.

Webster, Raymond B. African American firsts in science and technology. Detroit, Gale Group, c1999. 461 p.
   Q141.W43 1999
   Bibliography: p. 379-385.
   Presents capsule accounts of notable first achievements by African Americans, arranged in the categories “Agriculture and Everyday Life,” “Dentistry and Nursing,” “Life Science,” “Math and Engineering,” “Medicine,” “Physical Science,” and “Transportation.”

Compiled by Denise Dempsey
January 2004
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