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Thomas O. Fox and Jocelyn Spragg

scientist and educator, was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the second of nine children, to Howard R. Amos Sr., a Philadelphia postman, and Iola Johnson, who had been adopted by and worked for a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family who schooled her with their own children at home. This family remained lifelong friends of Iola and kept the young Amos family well supplied with books, including a biography of Louis Pasteur, which piqued Harold's interest in science in the fourth grade. Both Howard and Iola expected their children to be serious about their education and to excel academically. Harold, along with his siblings, took piano lessons and remained a competent amateur pianist. He also gained a reputation as an excellent tennis player.

Harold received his early education in a segregated school in Pennsauken then graduated first in his class from Camden High School in New Jersey He ...

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was born in Buenaventura, a Pacific coast city in Colombia’s Valle del Cauca Department. Of African descent, he came from a very poor family, and because he did not have many toys as a young child, he played with small animals. These were his entertainment and also the origin of his interest in nature and what awoke his curiosity in science. Along with his academic interests, Cuero was also an accomplished athlete. He was a professional basketball player while pursuing his studies, becoming one of the best national players in Colombia.

Cuero graduated as a biologist from Universidad del Valle in Colombia In the 1970s he received an academic scholarship to study in the United States specifically at Heidelberg University in Ohio where he obtained his bachelor s degree in biology Later he received his master s degree in plant pathology at Ohio State University Cuero was awarded another scholarship ...

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Irica Grant

was born to Herbert Smith and Vera Smith in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, on 27 June 1939. After graduating from Ardenne High School in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1958, Gordon decided to further her education at the University of Manitoba, Canada, where between 1978 and 1985 she obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master of science degree in microbiology. During the same period, Gordon also earned a bachelor’s degree in the field of secondary education and teaching from the University of South Florida. She married Donald K. Gordon, a university professor, in 1964, and the couple have a son, Kevin, and a daughter, Lisa. Throughout her career, she was committed both to her family and to community development, along with the development of science and technology, both as a practicing scientist and a teacher.

Subsequent to working as a technologist at the Government Laboratory in Kingston ...

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Dalea Bean

was born in Vere, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, on 13 March 1913. From an early age, Grant displayed an interest in the field of science, following in the footsteps of his father, who worked in a chemical laboratory at the Appleton estate. The names of his parents are not known. His academic career took off after he received the Vere Trust scholarship to attend Jamaica College. He then went on to Edinburgh University in Scotland and specialized in tropical microbiology at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Grant returned to Jamaica after the completion of these educational sojourns diversely qualified as a medical doctor, microbiologist, and pathologist.

In the late 1940s Grant applied to the World Health Organization and UNICEF for a grant to begin an inoculation campaign among Jamaican children aiming to halt the spread of tuberculosis He was joined by fellow Jamaican Dr Ronald Lampart in ...

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J. Deborah Johnson Sterrett

microbiologist, was born Dorothy Varie McClendon in Minden, Louisiana, one of two daughters of Glennie J. Henry, a teacher.

McClendon got her early education in the segregated schools of the small predominantly white town of Minden, Louisiana, located twenty-eight miles east of Shreveport. When McClendon was a young teen she moved with her mother and older sister Melba to Detroit, Michigan. The value of education was instilled in McClendon throughout her life. Her mother, a veteran teacher for forty-two years, encouraged her early interest in the sciences, and McClendon applied to Detroit's Cass Technical High School, one of two public “magnet” type schools open to top-notch students from all over the city. McClendon explored her interest in the sciences at Cass, and excelled in her classes in chemistry, bacteriology, and biology.

After graduation from Cass Tech McClendon attended the Tennessee Agricultural Industrial State College in Nashville which began ...

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Audra J. Wolfe

microbiologist, was born in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of William E. and Margaret Moore's three children. Moore's father worked as an electrician for a local manufacturing firm; all five members of the Moore family were listed as “mulattos” in the 1910 census. Ruth Moore completed her entire education within Columbus, enrolling at Ohio State University for her BS (1926), MA (1927), and PhD (1933); the latter two degrees were awarded in the field of microbiology. She taught both hygiene and English at Tennessee State College, a historically black college, to support herself during graduate school (1927–1930).

Moore was not only the first African American woman to receive a PhD in Microbiology but she was also the first African American woman to receive a PhD in the Natural Sciences. Her dissertation focused on the bacteriology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis the organism that ...

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Kenneth R. Manning

physician, microbiologist, and public health specialist, was born on a farm near Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Fred Poindexter and Luvenia Gilberta Clarke, tenant farmers. After attending the normal (teacher training) department of Swift Memorial College, a Presbyterian school for blacks in Rogersville, Tennessee (1916–1920), he entered Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and graduated with an AB cum laude in 1924. Also in 1924 he married Ruth Viola Grier, with whom he would have one child, a daughter. He attended Dartmouth Medical School for two years before earning an MD at Harvard University in 1929, an AM in Bacteriology at Columbia University in 1930, a PhD in Bacteriology and Parasitology at Columbia in 1932, and an MPH from Columbia in 1937.

Poindexter had hoped to proceed directly into public health fieldwork in 1929 following his graduation from Harvard ...