Sisters in Science

Conversations With Black Women Scientists About Race, Gender, and Their Passion for Science
(Book - 2006)
Sisters in Science
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Author Diann Jordan took a journey to find out what inspired and daunted black women in their desire to become scientists in America. Letting 18 prominent black women scientists talk for themselves, Sisters in Science becomes an oral history stretching across decades and disciplines and desires. From Yvonne Clark, the first black woman to be awarded a B.S. in mechanical engineering to Georgia Dunston, a microbiologist who is researching the genetic code for her race, to Shirley Jackson, whose aspiration led to the presidency of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jordan has created a significant record of women who persevered to become firsts in many of their fields. It all began for Jordan when she was asked to give a presentation on black women scientists. She found little information and little help. After almost nine years of work, the stories of black women scientists can finally be told.
Title: Sisters in science
conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science
Published: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2006.
Characteristics: xv, 240 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Contents: Hattie Carwell : civil rights for all
Yvonne Young Clark : still going strong
Anna J. Coble : to the beat of her own drum
Freddie M. Dixon : one of our own
Elvira Doman : a class act
Georgia Dunston : it's in my genes
Evelyn Boyd Granville : destined to greater heights
Shirley Ann Jackson : the sky is the limit
Lynda M. Jordan : an unlikely scientist
Shelia Mcclure : a woman's place
Etheleen McGinnis-Hill : it's a good thing
Jennie R. Patrick : rebel with a cause
Jann Patrice Primus : her voice lives on
Dolores Cooper Shockley : it's a family affair
Rubye Torrey : just call me a scientist
Geraldine W. Twitty : still on the battlefield
LaVern Whisenton-Davidson : a passion for mosquito research
Epilogue: beginning to tell the story.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Jordan, Diann 1958-
ISBN: 9781557533869
Branch Call Number: 508.2097 JOR
Statement of Responsibility: Diann Jordan
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-240) and index.
Subject Headings: Women scientists Biography. Scientists, Black Biography. African American women scientists Biography.
Topical Term: Women scientists
Scientists, Black
African American women scientists
LCCN: 2005038027
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