Jennie R. Patrick grew up in Gadsden, a small, typically Southern, town in Alabama, the fourth of five children. Her parents were laborers whose formal education stopped in junior high school. As a child, she had no…
James L. Sherley was born in Memphis, Tennessee, one of five children. His parents had been sharecroppers in a small town in Mississippi, but they moved to the Memphis area so that Sherley's father could become a worker…
Gloria L. Anderson was born and raised in Altheimer, Arkansas, and had five brothers. Her father was a farmer and then a janitor; her mother a domestic worker and a creative seamstress. Anderson was always good in…
- Interviewee Anderson, Gloria L. (Gloria Long), 1938-
- Interviewer Brown, Jeanette E.
- Subject Anderson, Gloria L. (Gloria Long), 1938-, United States. Food and Drug Administration, Women in chemistry, African American women scientists, Antiviral agents, Scientists, Black, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Women in science--Study and teaching
Describes recent accomplishments of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council. Includes a passage on the significant increase of membership among "women and blacks" on NRC committees, but notes,…