Ernest Everett Just was a true scholar. He sought to find "truth" using scientific methods and inquiry; was bold enough to challenge the theories of leading biologists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Dr. Just was passionately driven to understand the world of the cell. His tenacity and motivation led him to add to our understanding of the process of artificial parthenogenesis and the physiology of cell development. See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/just-ernest-everett-1883-1941
Ernest everett was one of the most worlwide recognition as a scientist. In 1910 Ernest joined the department of biology.Ernest was appointed professer in the department in 1922.While at Howard Ernest helped to found omega Psi Phi fraternity in 1911.
In the Stevie Wonder song "Black Man," the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: "first clock to be made in America was created by a black man." Though the song is a fitting salute to a great inventor (and African Americans in general), it only touches on the genius of Benjamin Banneker and the many hats he wore – as a farmer, mathematician, astronomer, author and land surveyor.
Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the 1940s - a U.S. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could penetrate the earth’s outer atmosphere. To test this, scientists wanted to bounce a radar signal off the moon and back to earth. But the moon was a swiftly moving target, impossible to hit without knowing its exact speed.