Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
Author: Louis Haber
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0152085661
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Release: 1991
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
Author: Louis Haber
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1435273559
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Release: 2008-05-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint.

Black Inventors

Black Inventors
Author: Keith Holmes
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780979957314
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Global Black Inventor Resea
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, highlights the work of Black inventors from over seventy countries. The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty years researching Black inventors from countries that include Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, St. Vincent, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States. Without inventions, innovations, financial resources, materials, muscle and labor saving devices, civilizations cannot exist and flourish. This book documents a number of inventions, patents and labor saving devices conceived by Black inventors. Among many other inventions, pre-enslaved Africans, developed agricultural tools, building materials, medicinal herbs, cloth and weapons. Although historical documents emphasize that millions of Black people arrived in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the United States under slavery's yoke, it is relatively unknown that thousands of Africans and their descendants developed numerous labor-saving devices and inventions that spawned companies which generated money and jobs, worldwide. While most authors focus primarily on American and European inventors, Keith Holmes introduces inventions, both past and present, that Black people, developed and patented globally and multiculturally.Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, also features early Black inventors from virtually every state in the US. It includes details about the first Black inventor who obtained a patent in both the Caribbean and the United States. To date, seventeen African American men have been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Two inventors, Jan E, Matzeliger, (Suriname) and Elijah McCoy, (Colchester, Canada) were not born in this countryThe material available in this book, one of the first to address the diversity of black inventors and their inventions from a global perspective, effectively gives the reader, researcher, librarian, student, and teacher the materials they need to understand that the Black inventor is not only a national phenomenon, but also a global giant.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
Author: Louis Haber
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0606025235
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Release: 1991-01-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry.

Black Women Scientists in the United States

Black Women Scientists in the United States
Author: Wini Warren
Pages: 366
ISBN: 0253336031
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Release: 1999
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biographical information includes women in the fields of anatomy, astronautics and space science, anthropology, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, geology, marine biology, mathematics, medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, psychology, physics, and zoology.

The Book of Awesome Black Americans

The Book of Awesome Black Americans
Author: Monique Jones
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781642501483
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Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Activists and rap stars, abolitionists and pioneers, inventors and scientists surge with life throughout this thrilling and comprehensive work.” —Jennifer Maritza McCauley, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow A #1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult 21st Century U.S. History We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were just as groundbreaking. The achievements of the Black Americans included in this book range from athletic to artistic, literary to scientific. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on the greater world. Their stories encourage readers, especially teenage boys and girls, to find their own path to change. Monique L. Jones’s The Book of Awesome Black Americans is more than a Black history book. It’s a celebration of Black people. In this book, you will find: Amazing role models who brought on change by using their gifts and passions to overcome societal barriers Stories mainstream media failed to mention that are sure to inspire, motivate, and educate readers of all backgrounds Testimonies that demonstrate how American culture thrives when it celebrates diversity and promotes inclusiveness “Belongs on every coffee table in America. Monique Jones packs her book with astonishing stories of bravery, grit, and joy. The astonishing anecdotes of overlooked personalities and heroes will ensure you never look at history the same again. Who says history has to be boring?” —Li Lai, founder of Mediaversity Reviews

Under the Quilt of Night

Under the Quilt of Night
Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781481406284
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward... Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.

Making Black Scientists

Making Black Scientists
Author: Marybeth Gasman,Thai-Huy Nguyen
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780674916586
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Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historically black colleges and universities are adept at training scientists. Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen follow ten HBCU programs that have grown their student cohorts and improved performance. These science departments furnish a bold new model for other colleges that want to better serve African American students.

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History
Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart
Pages: 406
ISBN: PSU:000057207247
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Release: 2006
Editor: Gramercy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This comprehensive and entertaining account of African-American history is presented in a fun, engaging, and intelligent way. Significant information in six broad sections includes Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions, and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion.

African American Inventions That Changed the World the World

African American Inventions That Changed the World the World
Author: Michael Carson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692949399
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Release: 2017-07-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A considerable amount of the world's most influential inventors have been African-American, which is a fact that is often overlooked. Throughout history, African-Americans inventors have played a pivotal role in creating revolutionary inventions that has impacted our lives in various ways. These pioneers have contributed to the fields of medicine, agriculture, science and technology, to name a few. In the 1800's, many of these innovators were born into slavery and were not allowed to acquire a formal education, they were faced with countless obstacles and had to triumph over many adverse conditions. Nevertheless, these inventors have made significant contributions to the World. African-American men and women have left their mark in both American and World History. Many of their innovative creations would not exist today if it wasn't for their brilliant minds and creative ideas. The incredible inventors mentioned in this book have collectively created over 500 inventions. They represent some of the amazing men and women who have impacted our lives through their intelligence and ingenuity.

Black Women in Science

Black Women in Science
Author: Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1641527072
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Rockridge Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bold, black women in science--where will their inspiration take you? Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds. Black Women in Science stands out amongst other black history books for kids--featuring 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, you'll find remarkable role models. Black Women in Science goes where black history books for kids have never gone before, including: Above and beyond--Soar over adversity with Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, and Bessie Coleman. Part of the solution--Discover the power of mathematics with Katherine Johnson and Gladys West. The doctor is in--Explore a life of healing with Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, and many more. Find the inspiration to blaze your own trail in Black Women in Science--maybe your adventure will be the next chapter in black history books for kids.

Contributions of African American Scientists to the Fields of Science Medicine and Inventions Second Edition

Contributions of African American Scientists to the Fields of Science  Medicine  and Inventions  Second Edition
Author: Robert B. Sanders
Pages: 1035
ISBN: 1634836480
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scientists included in this book represent the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, engineering, entomology, genetics, geology, mathematics, medicine, nursing, physics, psychology, sociology, zoology, and inventions. Described here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science, including inventions. These individuals have contributed in large and small ways that might have been overlooked when chronicling the history of science. All individuals included here were listed in the published literature. The author conducted no interviews, and no suggestions were accepted solely on the basis of hearsay. There is no intent to be all-inclusive. The selections were strictly the author's. Many important contributions have been omitted, especially those of recent years, because a limit had to be set. This book shows that African Americans made many contributions to the sciences, medicine, education, and inventions as slaves, as freed persons, and as immigrants. They made contributions during the period of slavery, segregation, sharecropping and the modern era. Their contributions had and continue to have an impact on the economy of the United States, and the convenience, education, health, safety, security, and welfare of its citizens. These contributors improved the economic well-being of individuals and groups of individuals. They saved lives, improved the health of people, alleviated much pain and suffering, and raised the levels of education and knowledge. The activities and deeds of George Washington Carver, Ernest Everett Just, Percy Lavon Julian, and Charles Richard Drew, who are arguably the greatest of the African American scientists and who have made great contributions, exemplify these characteristics. Some of their research, creations, and contributions will have an influence--at home and abroad--well into the future.

Changing the Equation

Changing the Equation
Author: Tonya Bolden
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781683356295
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important Black women in STEM Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores Black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America. Including groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians, aviators, and many more, this book celebrates more than 50 women who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields. In these profiles, young readers will find role models, inspirations, and maybe even reasons to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow. These stories help young readers to dream big and stay curious. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

Black Heroes

Black Heroes
Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Pages: 733
ISBN: PSU:000059190523
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Release: 2001
Editor: Omnigraphics Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the lives and accomplishments of 150 African Americans who have made a lasting and profound impact on American culture, including Marian Anderson, Shirley Chisholm, Medgar Evers, Langston Hughes, and Alex Haley.

A People s History of Computing in the United States

A People   s History of Computing in the United States
Author: Joy Lisi Rankin
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780674988514
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Release: 2018-10-22
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Does Silicon Valley deserve all the credit for digital creativity and social media? Joy Rankin questions this triumphalism by revisiting a pre-PC time when schools were not the last stop for mature consumer technologies but flourishing sites of innovative collaboration—when users taught computers and visionaries dreamed of networked access for all.

When the World was Black Part Two

When the World was Black Part Two
Author: Supreme understanding
Pages: 400
ISBN:
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Release: 2013-02-02
Editor: Supreme Design Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the World Was Black: The Untold History of the World’s First Civilizations (Volume Two of The Science of Self series) has been published in TWO parts. Why two? Because there are far too many stories that remain untold. We had over 200,000 years of Black history to tell – from the southern tip of Chile to the northernmost isles of Europe – and you can’t do that justice in a 300-page book. So there are two parts, each consisting of 360 pages of groundbreaking history, digging deep into the story of all the world’s original people. Part One covers the Black origins of all the world’s oldest cultures and societies, spanning more than 200,000 years of human history. Part Two tells the stories of the Black men and women who introduced urban civilization to the world over the last 20,000 years, up to the time of European contact. Each part has over 100 helpful maps, graphs, and photos, an 8-page full-color insert in the center, and over 300 footnotes and references for further research. “In this book, you’ll learn about the history of Black people. I don’t mean the history you learned in school, which most likely began with slavery and ended with the Civil Rights Movement. I’m talking about Black history BEFORE that. Long before that. In this book, we’ll cover over 200,000 years of Black history. For many of us, that sounds strange. We can’t even imagine what the Black past was like before the slave trade, much less imagine that such a history goes back 200,000 years or more.” “Part Two covers history from 20,000 years ago to the point of European contact. This is the time that prehistoric cultures grew into ancient urban civilizations, a transition known to historians as the “Neolithic Revolution.”

Analog Days

Analog Days
Author: T. J PINCH,Frank Trocco,T. J Pinch
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780674042162
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tracing the development of the Moog synthesizer from its initial conception to its ascension to stardom in 'Switched-on Bach', this text conveys the consequences of a technology that would provide the soundtrack for a chapter in cultural history.

Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation

Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation
Author: Rayvon Fouché
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0801882702
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Release: 2005-09-09
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In debunking some of the myths, including financial success and race pride, Fouché humanizes them and examines the greater significance of their work in the context of American sociological and commercial history." -- Booklist

Women Pioneers of Science

Women Pioneers of Science
Author: Louis Haber
Pages: 171
ISBN: UCSC:32106007762013
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Release: 1979
Editor: Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biographies of 12 women pioneers and leaders in a variety of scientific fields.

100 African Americans Who Shaped American History

100 African Americans Who Shaped American History
Author: Chrisanne Beckner
Pages: 112
ISBN: 078579378X
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Release: 1995-11-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. Offers brief biographies of African American educators, entertainers, inventors, authors, athletes, and others who have made important contributions to American life.