Archive for May 2011

Ernest Everett Just

May 22nd, 2011 | By
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1883 – 1941  Ernest Just was an internationally acknowledged authority in the fields of fertilization and egg development. A true scientist’s scientist, he devoted his life to expanding the bounds of knowledge and understanding. His accomplishments were enormous and enduring, despite the effects of racism in U.S. academic institutions, and his achievements continue to earn
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Otis Redding

May 21st, 2011 | By
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1941-1967  Otis Redding was one of the greatest voices of “Southern Soul.” His rapid rise to broad popularity, culminating with a boundary-breaking performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, was tragically curtailed at an early age, and then perpetuated with the posthumous release of his most successful recording. An Accidental Introduction Redding was born in 1941
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Josh White

May 19th, 2011 | By
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1914-1969  Josh White was one of the most popular African American entertainers of his era. Combining blues roots with an acute political conscience, he was an early mainstream crossover artist and arguably the greatest black folk singer of all time. Despite setbacks in the McCarthy period, he had a seminal influence on several styles of
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Charles R. Drew, M.D.

May 19th, 2011 | By
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1904 – 1950 Charles Richard Drew achieved an unprecedented level of success for an African American of his era in the medical and scientific communities. His inventive and pioneering work with the storage and shipment of blood plasma saved hundreds of lives during World War II, and led to the first Red Cross blood bank
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