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African Americans in Science and Technology,
February 2005

George Alcorn, Dorothy McLendon, Mae Jemison, Ernest E, Just

Photos, from left to right:
George Alcorn http://www.math.buffalo.
edu / mad/ physics/alcorn_georgeE.html

Dorothy McLendon

Mae Jemison
/space/ frontiers/jemison.html

Ernest E. Just

Cox, Clinton. African American healers. New York, Wiley, c2000. 164 p.
   Bibliography: p. 153-154.
   R695.C69 2000
   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.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. ix).
   Q141.D535 1996

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

Fouché, Rayvon. Black inventors in the age of segregation: Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, and Shelby J. Davidson. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, c2003. 225 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T39.F68 2003

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.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-257).
   T39.G458 1995

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

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

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.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281).
   TL789.85.A1P43 1994

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

Sluby, Patricia Carter. Creativity and inventions: the genius of Afro-Americans and women in the United States and their patents. Arlington, Va., Research Unlimited, 1987. 88 p.
   Bibliography: p. 81-86.
   T21.I84 1987

Sluby, Patricia Carter. The inventive spirit of African Americans: patented ingenuity. Westport, Conn., Praeger, c2004. 313 p.
   Bibliography: p. 291-301.
   T39.S57 2004

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

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American inventors. Jim Haskins, general editor. New York, Wiley, c1998. 164 p.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-155).
   T39.S98 1998
   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.
   Bibliography: p. 143.
   T39.S985 2002

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

Webster, Raymond B. African American firsts in science and technology. Detroit, Gale Group, c1999. 461 p.
   Bibliography: p. 379-385.
   Q141.W43 1999
   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 2005
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