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Henry A. Hill was born in St. Joseph, North Carolina. He completed a B.A. at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1936 and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1942. In 1961 he became president and founder of the ...


Kenneth R. Manning

chemist and businessman, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of William Anthony Hill II, the headwaiter at a local hotel, and Kate Anna Evans. Hill attended public elementary and secondary schools in St. Joseph and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1931. After completing his first year of college at Lewis Institute in Chicago (later a part of the Illinois Institute of Technology), he attended Johnson C. Smith University, an all-black institution in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated in 1936 with a BS cum laude in Mathematics and Chemistry.

Hill spent the 1937–1938 academic year as a special student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The following year he studied at the University of Chicago, where he was one of two African American graduate students in the chemistry department. While the other black student, Warren Henry went on to earn a PhD at ...


Jeannette Elizabeth Brown

chemist, was born Margaret Ellen Mayo in Suffolk, Virginia, the third child of J. Clifton Mayo, a landscape gardener who served in the army during World War II, and Martha Artis Mayo, a domestic worker. Margaret's parents separated while she was very young. During her early years she and her siblings became orphaned when her mother died, and her education suffered. The family was raised by the neighbors in order to keep them together and then by their father's mother Fannie Mae Johnson Mayo Her father died and her grandmother became ill and could not care for the family There was no room for Margaret when her siblings were placed with a relative But early in school she realized that a good education was the way to success and she thrived even though she had to work as a maid during high school to support herself ...