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Negro in Science, groundbreaking 1955 book  

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The Negro in Science, a groundbreaking anthology

Taylor, Julius H. editor


Morgan State College Press



First Edition. Original cloth binding.192pp.

An uncommon title, being published by a small Historically-Black College, but.
a groundbreaking study, given the date – while Jim Crow segregation still reigned throughout the South, This anthology of 16 scientific essays is less significant for the technical subject-matter than for the authors, a representative group of Black men (no women were included ) with expertise in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, and a 17-page appendix with biographic data on dozens of other African-American scientists at the dawn of the modern Civil Rights movement.

The names of several of the writers stand out – Montague Cobb, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in Anthropology; New York Mathematician Clarence Stephens; mathematical engineer J.Ernest Wilkins, Jr., who worked on the secret Atom-bomb project during the Second World War; Herman Branson, associated with Linus Pauling in research on protein helix structure; Physicist Warren Henry, renowned for his work on superconductivity; and, of special interest to Californians, Statistician David Blackwell, the first African-American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and the first Black tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley, beloved of generations of un-scientific Berkeley undergraduates.

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