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Table 1 African American pioneers in evolutionary biology

From: African Americans in evolutionary science: where we have been, and what’s next

Name Institution Years
Joseph L. Graves Jr. Wayne State University 1988
Scott Edwards University of California (Berkeley) 1992
Tyrone Hayes Harvard University 1993
Collette St Mary University of California (Santa Barbara) 1994
Paul Turner Michigan State University 1995
Charles Richardson Indiana University 1999
  1. This may not be a comprehensive list. As the number of persons of African descent receiving PhD’s in evolutionary biology or identifying themselves as evolutionary biologists began to increase in the 1990s