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妇女和少数民族科学家和工程师
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ISSN 打印: 1072-8325
ISSN 在线: 1940-431X

妇女和少数民族科学家和工程师

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v2.i3.10
pages 123-140

MANDOMBIAN PERSPECTIVE: CONSTITUTIVE MATRIX FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS

Frenzella Elaine De Lancey
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104

ABSTRACT

In this essay I contend that an analysis of a Nigerian chieftain can offer crucial understanding of contemporary African-American scientists. Using theoretical frame, methodology and interpretive strategies of Afrocentric theory, I assume the African-centered perspective Afrocentricity demands of scholars examining phenomena related to the African experience. Hence, I analyze Chief Mandombi's example by examining the moral imperative informing it. Moreover, 1 contend that understanding the moral basis of chief Mandombi's participation as subject and cohort in the "sleeping sickness experiment" can enhance our understanding of the interaction of African-Americans and science. I focus on the lives of Charles Richard Drew, Percy Lavon Julian, Ernest Everett Just, and Margaret Morgan Lawrence as representative members of the scientific community.