"The Black Scientific Renaissance of the 1970s-90s:" African American Scientists at Bell Laboratories

"The Black Scientific Renaissance of the 1970s-90s:" African American Scientists at Bell Laboratories

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Anthony Johnson in ultrafast laser lab

Anthony Johnson in ultrafast laser lab

AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection

This three-part lesson plan examines what has been called the “Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Laboratories” by highlighting the striking contributions of African American scientists at Bell Laboratories in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Students will research African American scientists who benefitted from Bell Labs’ Cooperative Research Fellowship Program, and those who worked at Bell Laboratories during these important years.