The contributions of African-American scientists include advancements in physics, medicine, biology, and computer science. The struggle to receive a decent education and overcome racial discrimination made these hard-won achievements. Jeff C. Young discusses the lives and accomplishments of scientists who persevered in the name of science. The African-American scientists profiled include Benjamin Banneker, George R. Carruthers, Charles R. Drew, Shirley Ann Jackson, Ernest Everett Just, Walter E. Massey, John P. Moon, Daniel Hale Williams, and Jane Cooke Wright.
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