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 Roger Arliner Young

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Roger Arliner Young

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 9 Nov 1964 (aged 74–75)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown, Specifically: Will include details as soon as they become available, if you know them please let me know!
Memorial ID 194625451 View Source

First African American Woman to earn a PhD in Zoology
Roger worked as a zoologist, biologist, and marine biologist; she published her first scholarly article in 1924 and received her master’s in 1926. She earned her PhD in 1940 after years of hard work and perseverance (including being fired by a mentor who might have been more than that), in the 1950’s she was placed in a state mental institution, and in 1962 she was released She died in 1964 poor and alone after years of struggle. Throughout her life she had to struggle trying to earn her degrees, conduct research, and earn money to live off of all while caring for her invalid mother. She never married or had children.

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