Ernest Everett Just

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Birthday
14, 1883
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Oct 27, 1941 (58)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1883
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Oct 27, 1941 (58)

About

Pioneering African-American biologist who is best known for studying the role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. His autobiography Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1984.

Before Fame

He attended Dartmouth and the University of Chicago in 1915.

Trivia

He was briefly imprisoned in a prisoner-of-war camp by Nazis while he was researching a paper in France but was rescued by the U.S. State Department.

Family Life

He has two siblings, and his father and grandfather were dock builders.

Associated With

He was fascinated and inspired by the work of Alfred Wegener.