African American Physicists in the 1960s

African American Physicists in the 1960s

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Physicists Herman Branson, ca. 1960s

Physicists Herman Branson, ca. 1960s

AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

In this lesson plan, students will read two contrasting assessments of the status of African Americans in physics in the 1960s. They will also learn about the historical context of the civil rights movement and how it impacted the physics community.