Black Apollo Of Science

Author: Kenneth R. Manning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199763337
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This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.

Black Cadet In A White Bastion

Author: Brian Shellum
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803293151
Size: 23.12 MB
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Examines the life of Charles Young, whose hard work, intellect, focus, and humor allowed him to overcome hazing, social ostracism, and academic difficulties to become the third black graduate of West Point and a colonel.

African American Inventors

Author: Otha Richard Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471148043
Size: 20.65 MB
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Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.

Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation

Author: Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309159687
Size: 30.43 MB
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In order for the United States to maintain the global leadership and competitiveness in science and technology that are critical to achieving national goals, we must invest in research, encourage innovation, and grow a strong and talented science and technology workforce. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation explores the role of diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce and its value in keeping America innovative and competitive. According to the book, the U.S. labor market is projected to grow faster in science and engineering than in any other sector in the coming years, making minority participation in STEM education at all levels a national priority. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation analyzes the rate of change and the challenges the nation currently faces in developing a strong and diverse workforce. Although minorities are the fastest growing segment of the population, they are underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. Historically, there has been a strong connection between increasing educational attainment in the United States and the growth in and global leadership of the economy. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation suggests that the federal government, industry, and post-secondary institutions work collaboratively with K-12 schools and school systems to increase minority access to and demand for post-secondary STEM education and technical training. The book also identifies best practices and offers a comprehensive road map for increasing involvement of underrepresented minorities and improving the quality of their education. It offers recommendations that focus on academic and social support, institutional roles, teacher preparation, affordability and program development.

Others Thought I Could Lead

Author: James S. Avery
Publisher: Wheatmark Incorporated
ISBN: 9781587365782
Size: 42.38 MB
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As a corporate executive, James S. Avery did not simply open doors for black people in this country; he changed marketing strategy throughout the corporate world. Now, in his autobiography, "Others Thought I Could Lead," Avery shares the secrets of his success--his strong work ethic, his moral values, and a belief in himself that allowed him to persevere in the face of adversity. As Horace Baldwin states in the foreword, Avery's book gives us the opportunity to put our own stories in perspective as we realize how much we are capable of contributing to the world.

Idlewild

Author: Ronald Jemal Stephens
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738518909
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Once considered the most famous African-American resort community in the country, Idlewild was referred to as the Black Eden of Michigan in the 1920s and '30s, and as the Summer Apollo of Michigan in the 1950s and '60s. Showcasing classy revues and interactive performances of some of the leading black entertainers of the period, Idlewild was an oasis in the shadows of legal segregation. Idlewild: Black Eden of Michigan focuses on this illustrative history, as well as the decline and the community's contemporary renaissance, in over 200 rare photographs. The lively legacy of Lela G. and Herman O. Wilson, and Paradise Path is included, featuring images of the Paradise Club and Wilson's Grocery. Idlewild continued its role as a distinctive American resort throughout the 1950s, with photographs ranging from Phil Giles' Flamingo Club and Arthur Braggs's Idlewild Revue.

For Race And Country

Author: David P. Kilroy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980054
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The story of the highest-ranking African American officer in the U.S. Army at the turn of the 20th century.

Black Officer In A Buffalo Soldier Regiment

Author: Brian Shellum
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803230222
Size: 67.52 MB
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An unheralded military hero, Charles Young (18641922) was the third black graduate of West Point, the first African American national park superintendent, the first black U.S. military attachÉ, the first African American officer to command a Regular Army regiment, and the highest-ranking black officer in the Regular Army until his death. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment tells the story of the man who-willingly or not-served as a standard-bearer for his race in the officer corps for nearly thirty years, and who, if not for racial prejudice, would have become the first African American general.