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Tue, 02.02.1915

The First Spingarn Medal Award is Issued

Ernest Just

*On this date in 1915 Ernest Just, biologist, received the Spingarn Medal for pioneering research on fertilization and cell division.

He was the first recipient of the prestigious award given yearly by the NAACP.  Professor Just was head of the Department of Physiology, Howard University Medical School.

Reference:

NAACP.org

Encyclopedia.com

The African American Desk Reference
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Copyright 1999 The Stonesong Press Inc. and
The New York Public Library, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pub.
ISBN 0-471-23924-0

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