The First Black Physics Ph.D.'s
a History of Black Mathematicians
a Listing of all Black Physicists
TIMELINE of the FIRST BLACK PHYSICS PHDs
1878 The first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Science was Edward Alexander Bouchet (Physics - Yale University) and only the sixth American of any race to possess a Ph.D. in Physics.
1918 Elmer S. Imes was the second African American to receive a PhD in Physics (University of Michigan)
1919 the first of two important papers by Elmer Imes appear as the first published research of a Black physicist.
1937 John McNeil Hunter was the third African American to receive the Ph.D. in Physics (Cornell University)
1939 Hubert Mack Thaxton was the fourth African American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Wisconsin).
1939 Herman Branson was the fifth African American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Cincinati).
1941 Warren Henry was the sixth African American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Chicago).
1972 Willie Hobbs Moore - first African American Woman to receive a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
1973 Shirley Ann Jackson - second African American Woman to to receive a Ph.D. in Physics (M.I.T.)
1977 National Society of Black Physicists was established
references: [Physics Today, 69-70], [faces], [taylor]
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