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Black Stars: African American Inventors
 
 
Author
Otha Richard Sullivan. Jim Haskins, general editor.
Publisher Jossey-Bass/BOMC  
Format hardcover, BOMC
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 7.75 x 0.55 inches
ISBN 9780471148043
Pages/Publication Date 164/1998
Daedalus Item Code 42160
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For more than three centuries, African American scientists and inventors have been coming up with ingenious ideas that have improved the quality of life for all Americans, as seen in this collection of 25 illustrated profiles for readers 9 and up. Often they overcame obstacles like prejudice and inadequate education and training, and the book celebrates the perseverance that allowed them to realize their achievements, from Benjamin Banneker (17311806), whose mathematical prowess forced Thomas Jefferson to reconsider his racial prejudices, to Shirley Jackson (b. 1946), the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in physics.
 
 
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