Black Apollo of Science
Author: Kenneth R. Manning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
African American Inventors
Author: Otha Richard Sullivan, James Haskins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.
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.
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.
For Race and Country
Author: David P. Kilroy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
The story of the highest-ranking African American officer in the U.S. Army at the turn of the 20th century.
"Omega Psi Phi is the first African-American national fraternal organization founded at a historically black university. Since the beginning Omega Psi Phi has been a strong and virile force for the uplift of African Americans and all of humanity. " -- Back cover.
An unheralded military hero, Charles Young (1864–1922) 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. Brian G. Shellum describes how, during his remarkable army career, Young was shuffled among the few assignments deemed suitable for a black officer in a white man’s army—the Buffalo Soldier regiments, an African American college, and diplomatic posts in black republics such as Liberia. Nonetheless, he used his experience to establish himself as an exceptional cavalry officer. He was a colonel on the eve of the United States’ entry into World War I, when serious medical problems and racial intolerance denied him command and ended his career. Shellum’s book seeks to restore a hero to the ranks of military history; at the same time, it informs our understanding of the role of race in the history of the American military.
The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes in their ranks. In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, editors Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips have added new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organizations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organizations and their members have made to America. New in the second edition: Examination of the relationship between Christian values and organizational identity Investigation of hazing rituals Survey of academic performance in black Greek-letter organizations Discourse on notions of masculinity in black Greek-letter organizations Accounts of the professional lives of black Greek luminaries
Author: Kennedy Achille
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Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
This book brings a unique perspective to this previously unexplored topic of desert combat uniforms and patches with the authors' extensive knowledge of military history combined with a total of over 50 years of military experience. In this extraordinary comprehensive reference book, they provide a detailed picture of desert uniforms, patches, and insignia worn by the US Armed Forces in combat from Desert Storm, through Somalia and in the more recent hard fought campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan. The sum of the extensive information gathered here on Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard units that wore the desert uniform is not available anywhere else. Calling upon original source documents and extensive public and private collections, the authors have painstakingly assembled detailed research that will serve veterans, historians, collectors, and reenactors for years to come as the definitive reference on this topic.
A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.