Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science

Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science

by Betty Kaplan Gubert, Miriam Sawyer, Miriam Sawyer, Caroline M. Fannin
     
 

Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science offers brief, readable entries that describe the lives and careers of 80 men and 20 women who defied poverty and prejudice to excel in the fields of aviation and space exploration. Each essay begins with birth and death dates, educational institutions attended and degrees earned, positions held,

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Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science offers brief, readable entries that describe the lives and careers of 80 men and 20 women who defied poverty and prejudice to excel in the fields of aviation and space exploration. Each essay begins with birth and death dates, educational institutions attended and degrees earned, positions held, and awards won. A short summary of the individual's contribution to aviation or space science is followed by a biographical narrative divided into three sections: Early Years, Higher Education, and Career Highlights. Often based on the authors' correspondence with the subjects themselves, or with family members, this illustrated volume provides the fullest and most accessible biographical information available for many of these figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573562461
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Series:
Distinguished African Americans Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,501,136
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Profiles1
Allen, George W.3
Allen, Thomas C.4
Anderson, C. Alfred8
Archer, Lee A., Jr.12
Banning, J. Herman17
Barnett, Earsly21
Barnett, F. Carl24
Bluford, Guion S., Jr.26
Bolden, Charles F., Jr.30
Bostic, Ruby L.33
Bragg, Janet Harmon Waterford36
Brown, Jesse Leroy38
Brown, Jill E.42
Brown, Roscoe C., Jr.44
Brown, Willa47
Brown, William E., Jr.52
Bullard, Eugene Jacques55
Burns, Isham A. "Rusty"60
Cagle, Yvonne63
Carruthers, George R.66
Cherry, Fred V.69
Coffey, Cornelius73
Coleman, Bessie77
Cowings, Patricia S.80
Crockett, Woodrow W.83
Curbeam, Robert L., Jr.86
Custis, Lemuel R.88
Darby, Dorothy91
Darden, Christine Mann91
Davis, A. Porter94
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.97
DeBow, Charles H., Jr.102
Deiz, Robert W.104
Driver, Elwood T.106
Dryden, Charles W.109
Dwight, Edward J., Jr.112
Ericsson-Jackson, Aprille118
Esquerre, Jean R.120
Forsythe, Albert E.124
Freeman, Louis L.127
Gibbs, Edward A.130
Gillam, Isaac T., IV132
Gomer, Joseph P.134
Goodman, Robert O., Jr.136
Green, Marlon D.138
Greene, John W., Jr.140
Gregory, Frederick Drew, Sr.142
Hall, Charles B.146
Harris, Bernard A., Jr.149
Harris, David E.152
Harris, Marcelite J.153
Harris, Wesley L.156
Haynes, Joseph H.159
Hollis, Michael R.162
Hutcherson, Fred, Jr.165
Jackman, Melva168
Jackson, Lewis A.170
James, Daniel "Chappie," Jr.173
Jemison, Mae C.176
Jones, Willie "Suicide"179
Julian, Hubert F.182
Knighten, James B.188
LaGrone, Roy E.191
Lawrence, Robert H., Jr.193
Lester, Clarence D.195
Loving, Neal V.199
Marchbanks, Vance H., Jr.204
Martin, August207
McIntyre, Dorothy Layne208
McNair, Ronald E.210
Morris, Leslie A.214
Nash, Grover C.216
Newton, Lloyd W. "Fig"218
Ng, Marcella A.221
Norwood, William R.224
Peck, James L.H.227
Petersen, Frank E., Jr.231
Plinton, James O., Jr.234
Powell, William J.238
Pruitt, Wendell O.242
Purnell, Louis R.244
Roberts, George S., Sr.248
Robinson, Brenda E.250
Robinson, John C.251
Robinson, Ted W.255
Ross, Mac256
Smith-Dunn, Ida Van259
Spencer, Chauncey262
Stovall, Emmett266
Taylor, Carol268
Terry, Roger C.271
Tilmon, James A., Sr.275
Tyus, Shirley279
Washington, Patrice Clarke281
Watson, Douglas C.282
Watson, George, Sr.285
Wheeler, Warren H.289
Whitehead, John L., Jr.291
Williams, Oswald S., Jr.293
Young, Perry H., Jr.298
Bibliography303
Index305

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