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The Resource African American women scientists and inventors, Otha Richard Sullivan ; Jim Haskins, general editor

African American women scientists and inventors, Otha Richard Sullivan ; Jim Haskins, general editor

Label
African American women scientists and inventors
Title
African American women scientists and inventors
Statement of responsibility
Otha Richard Sullivan ; Jim Haskins, general editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author Otha Richard 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 schoolgirls is that just because they have not heard of black women scientists does not mean that the profession is closed to them. Countless African American women have made important contributions to science that impact the way we live, work, and think today. Too often their accomplishments have gone unrecorded. African American Women Scientists and Inventors introduces you to some of these outstanding women and their achievements. Here are lively profiles of both unsung and legendary heroines spanning three hundred years of American history. For example, find out how Madame C.J. Walker emerged from a heritage of slavery to develop the "Walker System" of hair care that allowed her to employ thousands, fund foundations and scholarships to help young African Americans and become the first woman millionaire. Bessie Blount Griffin, a physical therapist, invented a device to help the disabled feed themselves. Angela D. Ferguson, M.D., discovered a way to detect sickle cell anemia in newborns. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in physics, became a leader in her field. She was the first African American to become president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where she teaches today. Meet African American women of science and invention from the early years to modern times
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1941-
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Sullivan, Otha Richard
Dewey number
608.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 11-16
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-2005
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Haskins, James
Series statement
Black stars
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  • African American inventors
  • African American scientists
  • African American women
  • Women scientists
  • Women inventors
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
African American women scientists and inventors, Otha Richard Sullivan ; Jim Haskins, general editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The early years. Ellen F. Eglin -- Sara E. Goode -- Miriam E. Benjamin -- Part Two: Into the new century. Madame C.J. Walker -- Annie Turnbo Malone -- Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D. -- Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D. -- Part Three: Modern times. Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Mildred Austin Smith -- Bessie Blount Griffin -- Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. -- Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D. -- Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. -- Angela D. Ferguson, M.D. -- Reatha Clark King, Ph.D. -- Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D. -- Patricia Bath, M.D. -- Valerie Thomas -- Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. -- Alexa Canady, M.D. -- Sharon J. Barnes -- Mae Jemison, M.D. -- Ursula Burns -- Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D. -- Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D. -- Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D
Control code
ocn830628275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 150 pages
Isbn
9781118466391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830628275
Label
African American women scientists and inventors, Otha Richard Sullivan ; Jim Haskins, general editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The early years. Ellen F. Eglin -- Sara E. Goode -- Miriam E. Benjamin -- Part Two: Into the new century. Madame C.J. Walker -- Annie Turnbo Malone -- Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D. -- Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D. -- Part Three: Modern times. Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Mildred Austin Smith -- Bessie Blount Griffin -- Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. -- Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D. -- Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. -- Angela D. Ferguson, M.D. -- Reatha Clark King, Ph.D. -- Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D. -- Patricia Bath, M.D. -- Valerie Thomas -- Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. -- Alexa Canady, M.D. -- Sharon J. Barnes -- Mae Jemison, M.D. -- Ursula Burns -- Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D. -- Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D. -- Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D
Control code
ocn830628275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 150 pages
Isbn
9781118466391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830628275

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