This encyclopedia provides the most complete treatment to date of the accomplishments of African American scientists-and the struggles of African Americans to find their place in the scientific community.
* Over 250 alphabetically organized entries covering the breadth of scientific achievements by African Americans, as well as the institutions and organizations dedicated to helping African Americans pursue scientific careers
* An extensive bibliography of both print and online sources for further reading
* Indexes organized by individual name and by discipline
* Overview entries on issues such as scientific theories of race, the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, and African Americans in various scientific fields