African American Scientists

AFRICAN AMERICAN SCIENTISTS BIBLIOGRAPHY

California Academy of Sciences Library


Web Sites:
General
Web Sites:
Specific People
Books Audio/Visual


WORLD WIDE WEB - General

African Americans in History

http://www.uga.edu/~iaas/History.html

A site hosted by The Institute for African American Studies listing brief biographical sketches of several key figures in African American history.

African American Odyssey

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html

The exhibition "The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship," showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress.

African American Scientists

http://www.albion.edu/educate/art/aframsci/homepage.htm

A site that compiles the biographies of several African American scientists.

African American Women

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html

The On-line Archival Collections from the Special Collections Library at Duke University featuring the major players in the history of African American women.

African-American Women Inventors

http://edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu/~rlandrum/aawomen.htm

A site dedicated to the memory of African-American women inventors from the African-American Inventors Series.

Biographies of Minority Scientists

http://justgarciahill.org/webbiography.asp

The Just/Garcia/Hill Science web site: a virtual community for minorities in science.

Black History Month

http://www.computingcorner.com/holidays/blackhistory/black.htm

Established in 1976, Black History Month is a time to look at the influence of African-Americans in American Culture.

Black History Month

http://northville.lib.mi.us/blackhistory.htm

These sites related to Black History Month contain information on African-American history, individuals, and other related topics. The sites listed are just a few of the many about Black History Month.

Celebrate Black History Month

http://www.thebluehighway.com/bhistory.html

Links to other sites celebrating Black History Month.

Museum of Afro American History

http://www.afroammuseum.org/links.htm

Links to sites focussed on Black history from the Museum of Afro American History in Boston

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WORLD WIDE WEB - Specific People

Banneker, Benjamin Inventor
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/banneker1.html

http://www.progress.org/banneker/bb.html

Blackwell, David Mathematician and games theorist
http://oz.berkeley.edu/users/davidbl/

http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/blackwell_david.html

Carruthers, George Robert, Ph.D. Research physicist and astro scientist
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/carruthers.html

http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/physics/carruthers-georger.html

Carver, George Washington, Jr. Inventor, known for plant chemistry
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/carver.html

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/carver.htm

Cobb, Jewel Plummer Biologist and physiologist
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/cobb.html

http://hermes.mbl.edu/inside/what/news/publications/women_cobb.html

Cowings, Patricia NASA scientist
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/smore/team/journals/pcowings/index.html

http://ltp.arc.nasa.gov/smore/team/pcowings.html

Darden, Christine Aerospace Engineer
http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nstw/98/extra/christin.htm

http://www.plugged-in.org/christine_link.html

http://hpccp3.larc.nasa.gov/TGIR/chat/Archives/Pillar2/

Henson, Matthew - Arctic Explorer
http://www.unmuseum.org/henson.htm

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/mhenson.htm

Hunt, Dr. Fern Y. Mathematician
http://math.nist.gov/gams/acmd/Staff/FHunt/index.html

http://www.maa.org/summa/archive/hunt.html

Jackson, Shirley A. Theoretical Physicist
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/jackson.html

http://www.rensselaer.edu/web/President/profile.html

Jemison, Mae C. First African American female astronaut
http://www.topblacks.com/science/mae-jemison.htm

http://quest.nasa.gov/women/TODTWD/jemison.bio.html

Julian, Percy Chemist
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi659.htm

http://www.op97.k12.il.us/schools/julian/bio/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bmjuli.html

Just, Ernest Zoologist, biologist, physiologist, research scientist
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/just.html

http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/Museum/ernest.html

Latimer, Lewis Engineer and inventor
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/latimer.html

http://www.si.edu/lemelson/centerpieces/ilives/latimer/latimer.html

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bllatimer2.htm

McNair, Ronald Astronaut
http://www-mcnair.berkeley.edu/Ronald_E._McNair.html

http://www.unh.edu/mcnair/r_mcnair.html

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BOOKS
Aliki. A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver. New York: Simon and Schuster Book for Young Readers, 1988. Biodiv Juv S417 .C3 A65.

Anderson, June. Honoring the Ancestors: The Woodcarvings of Claude Lockhart Clark. San Francisco, CA: California Academy of Sciences; Seattle: Distributed by University of Washington Press, 1997. REF CAS Pubs NK9712 .A52 1997.

Bedini, Silvio A. The Life of Benjamin Banneker. New York: Scribner, 1972. M.P. QB36 .B22 B42.

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton. On the Day I Was Born. New York: Scholastic, c1995. Biodiv Juv E185.86 .C46 1995.

Cox, Clinton. African American Healers. New York: Wiley, c2000. Pub R695 .C69 2000.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan. Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad. [New York?]: HarperCollins, c1997. Biodiv Juv E450 .E38 1997.

Ferris, Jeri. Arctic Explorer: The Story of Matthew Henson. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1989. Biodiv Juv G635 .H4 F47 1989.

Ferris, Jeri. What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story About Benjamin Banneker. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1988. Biodiv Juv QB36 .B22 F47.

Flournoy, Valerie. The Patchwork Quilt. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, c1985. Biodiv Juv PZ7 .F667 Pat 1985.

From the Archives. Oakland, CA: African American Museum and Library, 1990. Main Serials E185.93 .C2 F76 1990.

Haber, Louis. Black Pioneers of Science and Invention. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Biodiv Juv Q141 .H2 1987.

Johnson, Angela. The Girl Who Wore Snakes. New York: Orchard Books, c1993. Biodiv Juv QL666 .O6 J598 1993.

Johnson, Dinah. Quinnie Blue. New York: Henry Holt, 2000. Biodiv Juv PZ7 .J6316 Qu 2000.

Kimble-Ellis, Sonya. Traditional African American Arts and Activities. New York : Wiley, c2002. Biodiv Juv E185.86 .K56 2002.

Kroll, Virginia. Faraway Drums. Boston: Little, Brown, c1998. Biodiv Juv E185.86 .K76 1998.

Lawrence, Jacob. The Great Migration: An American Story. Washington, D.C.: Museum of Modern Art, 1993. Biodiv Juv E185.53 .A1 L38 1993.

Lester, Julius. Albidaro and the Mischievous Dream. New York: P. Fogelman Books, 2000. Biodiv Juv PZ7 .L5629 Al 2000.

Katz, William Loren. Black Women of the Old West. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1995. Main E185.925 .K375 1995.

Rabitoy, Neil. Women in Science, Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century: A Biographical Dictionary With Annotated Bibliography. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986. Main REF Q141 .O34 1986.

Sammons, Vivian O. Blacks in Science and Medicine. New York: Hemisphere Pub. Corp., 1990. Main REF Q141 .S35 1990.

St. John, Jetty. African-American Scientists: Robert Jones, Reatha Clark King, Walter Massey, Franklyn G. Prendergast, Larry Shannon. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, c1996. Biodiv Juv Q141 .S84 1996.

Steptoe, John. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, c1987. Biodiv Juv PZ8 .S585 Mu 1987.

Stock, Catherine. Where are You Going, Manyoni? New York: Morrow Junior Books, c1993. Biodiv Juv DT2889 .S86 1993.

Stolz, Mary. Storm in the Night. [New York]: HarperTrophy, 1990, c1988. Biodiv Juv PZ7 .S875854 St 1990.

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African-American Inventors. New York: Wiley, 1998. Biodiv Juv T39 .S98 1998.

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American Women Scientists and Inventors. New York: Wiley, c2002. Pub T39 .S985 2002.

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen. Mathematician and Administrator, Shirley Mathis McBay. Bethesda, MD: Equity Institute, 1985. Biodiv Juv QA29 .M38 V47 1985.

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen. Scientist and Strategist, June Rooks. Bethesda, MD: Equity Institute, 1988. Biodiv Juv QC16 .R49 V47 1988.

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen. Scientist and Administrator, Antoinette Rodez Schiesler. Bethesda, MD: Equity Institute, 1985. Biodiv Juv QD22 .S34 V47 1985.

Wilkinson, Brenda Scott. African American Women Writers. New York: Wiley, c2000. Pub PS153 .N5 W49 2000.

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation, 1990. Main Q130 .W65 1990.

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VIDEOS

Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America. Boston, MA: PBS Video, 1996. (3 cassettes, 114 min each) Pub Q141.B73 1996.

From Dreams to Reality: A Tribute to Minority Inventors. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1986. (26 min.) Pub T39 .F76 1986.

Inventing the Future: African American Contributions to Scientific Discovery and Invention. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1994. (30 min.) Pub T39 .I58 1994.

Tracing the Path: African American Contributions to Chemistry in the Life Sciences. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1994. (18 min.) Pub QD21 .T72 1994.

All materials with call numbers beginning Pub, Pub Juv, Biodiv, or Biodiv Juv are available for loan to Academy members.

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