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ERIC Number: ED162015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
From Carver to Hill, and On.
Massie, Samuel P.
The story of blacks in chemistry is one of determination, expectation, participation and contribution. Between 1910 and 1945, despite George Washington Carver's significant agricultural contributions and St. Elmo Brady's scholarship, white graduate schools and industry had little interest in accepting blacks. There was slow progress, despite these attitudes, by black scholars in black schools and a foundation was laid for future research and publications. Beginning with World War II, changing social conditions provided more chances for scientific growth in universities, industry, textbook writing, government agencies, and professional organizations. The effects of desegregation began to be felt in universities and black scholars were hired away from exclusively black colleges. By the mid-1960s, black scholars were less hampered by prejudice and several black chemists became leaders in industry, administration and university programs. Presently, black schools face financial and identity crises because they have lost many of their black teachers. In order for blacks to continue to progress in chemistry, black scholars must serve at black schools, participate in professional organizations, and must write and publish. High level education must be provided for black students. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Research Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A