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Mary Krane Derr

neuropsychiatrist specializing in the biological basis of mental disorders, was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, to Prince Barker and Brunetta (Watson) Barker. As a young teen he immigrated to New York City on the ship Guiana, arriving on 11 September 1911. His mother, who immigrated to New York in 1912, was at the time of the 1920 U.S. Census a fifty‐year‐old widow and private duty laundry worker.

Prince Patanilla Barker graduated from the Bronx's DeWitt Clinton High School in 1915 and earned his B.A. from the City College of New York in 1918. After one year at Cornell University Medical College, Barker transferred to Howard University in Washington, D.C., earning his M.D. in 1923. That year he wed Helen L. Furlonge (3 May 1892–19 February 1978 an immigrant from Montserrat Barker interned at Freedmen s Hospital Washington D C and conducted further postgraduate work ...


Rosalyn Mitchell Patterson

professor of biology and research neuroembryologist, was born Mary Logan Reddick in Atlanta, Georgia, to Fielder Reddick, a postal clerk, and Maggie L. Reddick, a homemaker. In 1929, at the age of fifteen, Reddick graduated from the Laboratory High School of Spelman College; she received the bachelor of arts in Biology from Spelman College in 1935. She was awarded the master of science in biology at Atlanta University in 1937 and later attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University, where she received the master of arts degree in 1943 and the PhD in Zoology with specialization in Neuroembryology in 1944.

In the late 1930s before entering Radcliffe Reddick began her career as teacher and research scientist in the Atlanta University Center initially a consortium of Morehouse College Spelman College and the graduate school of Atlanta University While studying for the MS degree at Atlanta University Reddick ...