Sullivan, Otha Richard 1941-
Most widely held works by Otha Richard Sullivan
African American inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.
African American women scientists and inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Sullivan once headed Detroit's program to infuse African American history into the public school curriculum. Here he profiles 25 black American woman who have made significant contributions to science and technology, explaining that many, many more are utterly unknown because first of legal bans on granting patents to slaves and later because of social constraints on women. His message to black school girls is that just because they have not heard of black women scientists does not mean that the profession is closed to them. This latest gem in the Black Stars Series brings African American women of science and invention to life. Countless African American women have made important contributions to science that impact the way we live, work, and think today. Too often their accomplishments have gone unrecorded. African American Women Scientists and Inventors introduces you to some of these outstanding women and their achievements. Here are lively profiles of both unsung and legendary heroines spanning three hundred years of American history. For example, find out how: Madame C.J. Walker emerged from a heritage of slavery to develop the "Walker System" of hair care that allowed her to employ thousands, fund foundations and scholarships to help young African Americans and become the first woman millionaire. Bessie Blount Griffin, a physical therapist, invented a device to help the disabled feed themselves. Angela D. Ferguson, M.D., discovered a way to detect sickle cell anemia in newborns. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African American woman to receive a Ph. D. in physics, became a leader in her field. She was the first African American to become president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where she teaches today. Meet African American women of science and invention from the early years to modern times, Patricia Bath, M.D., Miriam E. Benjamin, Ursula Burns, Alexa Canady, M.D., Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph. D., Ellen F. Eglin, Angela D. Ferguson, M.D., Sara E. Goode, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph. D., Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph. D., Bessie Blount Griffin, Betty Wright Harris, Ph. D., Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D., Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph. D., Mae Jemison, M.D., Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph. D., Mary Kenner, Reatha Clark King, Ph. D., Annie Turnbo Malone, Mildred Austin Smith, Valerie Thomas, Madame C.J. Walker, Jane Cooke Wright, M.D., Roger Airliner Young, Ph. D., Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph. D.
African American millionaires by Otha Richard Sullivan ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Dr. Sullivan has written a powerful book that can serve to inspire and challenge all youth and adults to rise above their circumstances. It profiles thirty black entertainers, sports stars, entrepreneurs, and others who have achieved financial success and given back to the community. African American Millionaires is a must-have for every home library. William E. Wilson, Executive Director, Jos-Arz Academy, Washington, D.C. "I would recommend African American Millionaires for all to read, especially students in our school systems". Johnny L. DuPree, Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi in every era, determined African American achievers have proven that it's possible for African Americans to attain the American Dream, even in the face of prejudice and personal setbacks. Today, there are many African American millionaires, ranging from corporate executives to sports stars to celebrities. And when it comes to sharing their wealth and giving back to the community, these individuals have always stepped up and made a difference. This book brings their stories to life. The minibiographies in this inspiring book capture the struggles and triumphs of twenty-five of the country's most notable African American millionaires, including Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, Tyra Banks, and Tiger Woods. You'll get the lowdown on these celebrities as well as some other millionaires you may not have heard of, including: William Alexander Leidesdorff, a founding father of the state of California who built San Francisco's first shipping warehouse and first hotel Mary Ellen Pleasant, a well-known San Francisco businesswoman who was also a prominent abolitionist, Madame C.J. Walker, a dynamic entrepreneur whose hair care products earned her a fortune, Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr., a worker at a Ford assembly plant who saved enough money to donate over $1 million to colleges and scholarship funds, Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and one of the four hundred wealthiest people in America according to Forbes magazine. Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream-from the early years to modern times. "This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nation's most successful Black men and women became role models." Joyce Ladner, Ph. D., Robert Sengstacke Abbott, Tyra Banks, Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr., Joe L. Dudley Sr., Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, S.B. Fuller, Arthur George Gaston, Earl G. Graves, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, John H. Johnson, Robert L. Johnson, Quincy Jones, Shelton "Spike" Jackson Lee, William Alexander Leidesdorff, Abraham Lincoln Lewis, Reginald Francis Lewis, Annie Turnbo Malone, Bridget "Biddy" Mason, Anthony Overton, Mary Ellen Pleasant, Russell Simmons, Madame C.J. Walker, Oprah Gail Winfrey, Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, Crispus Attucks Wright.
Black stars : African American women scientists and inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide