Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just

Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just Kenneth Manning Oxford University Press, 1985

Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just
Kenneth Manning
Oxford University Press, 1985

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This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.

Kenneth Manning

About Kenneth Manning

Kenneth Manning received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University (History of Science; 1970, 1971, and 1974). He joined the MIT faculty in 1974. His first major work was a study of nineteenth-century mathematics. This was followed by Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just (1983), which won the Pfizer Award and the Lucy Hampton Bostick Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Kennedy Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently studying the role of blacks in American medicine, and has authored a number of scholarly articles on blacks in science and medicine.