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Sun, 18.07.2021

Mary Styles Harris, Biologist born

*Mary Styles Harris was born on this date in 1949. She is a Black Biologist and Geneticist. Mary Styles was born in Nashville, Tennessee to George and Margaret Styles, while her father was earning his medical degree from the city’s Meharry Medical College. Her mother, Margaret, earned a degree in business administration at Tennessee State University. Soon […]

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Sun, 18.07.2021

Charles W. Buggs, Scientist born

*Charles Buggs was born on this date in 1906. He was a Black scientist and educator. Charles W. Buggs was born in Brunswick, Georgia. He conducted special research on why some bacteria do not react to certain medicines. In several articles, he presented his ideas on penicillin and skin grafting, and the value of chemicals […]

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Sun, 18.07.2021

Robert S. Brown, Physician born

*Robert S. Brown was born on this date in 1863. He was a Black doctor. Born in Staunton, Virginia Robert Sirelle Brown studied at the integrated Bennett Medical College in Chicago, now part of Loyola University. Upon his graduation in 1895, Brown practiced in Oskaloosa, Iowa where he married Julia Perrin. The couple had 3 […]

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Wed, 07.07.2021

E. Luther Brookes, Chemist born

*The birth of E. Luther Brookes is celebrated on this date in 1900. He was a Black chemist, and Professor. From Jamaica, British West Indies, Enos Luther Brookes was the son of Professor James M. Brookes and Martha Brookes. “The death of his mother prevented his acceptance of a scholarship to an English University. He traveled in […]

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Wed, 07.07.2021

Gloria Long Anderson, Chemist, and Administrator born

*Gloria Long Anderson was born on this date in 1938. She is a Black chemist, administrator, and professor. Gloria Long was born in Altheimer, Arkansas, where she was the fourth child, and only girl, in a family of six children. She is the daughter of Elsie Lee Foggie Long, a seamstress, and Charles Long, a […]

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Thu, 01.07.2021

Verina M. Jones, Physician, and Public Servant born

*Verina Morton Jones was born on this date in 1865.  She was a Black physician, suffragist, and club woman. Verina Harris Morton Jones was born in Cleveland, Ohio to William D. and Kittie Stanley. From 1884 she attended the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She graduated and earned her M.D. in 1888. Following […]

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Tue, 29.06.2021

Jessie Price, Microbiologist born

*Jessie Price was born on this date in 1930. She was a Black veterinary microbiologist. She isolated and reproduced the cause of the most common life-threatening disease in duck farming in the 1950s and developed vaccines for this and other avian diseases. Early life and education.  Jessie Isabelle Price was born in Montrose, Pennsylvania. Her […]

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Thu, 10.06.2021

John R. Cooper, Chemist born

*John R. Cooper was born on this date in 1930.  He was a Black chemist, community leader, and inventor. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cooper was educated in Wyoming, Ohio Public Schools. He graduated from high school in 1948, a National Merit Scholar, president of his senior class, Band clarinetist, and member of the “Wyoming Cowboys” […]

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Thu, 10.06.2021

John McNeile Hunter, Chemist, and Professor born

*John McNeile Hunter was born on this date in 1901.  He was a Black chemist and professor.  From Woodville, Texas, he was the oldest son of John Alexander Hunter and Mary Evelyn Virginia (Edwards) Hunter. His father, a former school principal, had moved to Texas from Louisiana soon after his marriage to Edwards, who had […]

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Sat, 05.06.2021

E. Oscar Woolfolk, Chemist born

*E. Oscar Woolfolk was born on this date in 1912.  He was a Black chemist and Professor.  From Tupelo, Mississippi he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Talladega College, Alabama in 1934 and a Master of Science from Ohio State University in 1939. Ten years later Woolfolk earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University […]

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Poetry Corner

You are disdainful and magnificant-- Your perfect body and your pompous gait, Your dark eyes flashing solemnly with hate, Small wonder that you are incompetent To imitate those whom you so despise-- Your sholders... SONNET TO A NEGRO IN HARLEM by Helene Johnson
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