E. E. Just: Administrative and Fund-seeking Pioneer
Kenneth R. Manning, Theodore Walker
This two-part chronology is based on Kenneth R. Manning’s biography, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just (1983). Like other such timelines, this one details Just’s life and pioneering research work. Additionally, and distinctively, this timetable lays out Just’s pioneering fund-seeking and his work mentoring African American female co-researchers (Part 1). A sumitography featuring the United States Postal Service’s postage stamp (1996) recognizes Just’s innovative thinking in biology (Part 2). Following this logic, the author includes a proof-of-concept poster commending E.E. Just’s work as a forward-thinking administrator. This timeline summarizes, chronicles, and aims to re-frame Just’s two practices, fund-seeking and mentoring African American female scientists; showing that Just’s administrative ideas were, arguably, as path-breaking and far-reaching as his research in marine biology. The concept poster is the first step toward advocacy for the United States Postal Service to issue a second Ernest Everett Just stamp to honor Just’s leading edge administrative initiatives.
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African American Studies | Africana Studies | Arts and Humanities | Biology | Digital Humanities | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Intellectual History | Other Education | Women's Studies
not previously published
The author thanks Kenneth R. Manning for his generous gift of time, including reviews of this document and several lengthy conversations.
Jenkins, Lillie R., "Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just - Summarizing Timeline, Sumitography and Concept Poster" (2021). Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events. 27.
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