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People of Color in STEM: Black, African American

Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States. This library guide seeks to center the voices and lived experiences of people of color (POC) in STEM.

National Organizations

Black and African American higher education and STEM-oriented U.S. organizations.

International Organizations

Journals and Magazines

Organizations for Youth Empowerment

Online Resources and Networks


From California Academy of Sciences Library "African American Scientists Bibliography"

  • Inventing the Future: African American Contributions to Scientific Discovery and Invention. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1994. 
  • Tracing the Path: African American Contributions to Chemistry in the Life Sciences. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1994.

Bibliographies and Resource Lists

Critical Literature

Online Biographies and Profiles

Print Biographies and Critical Literature

Youth Readers