James Andrew Harris
March 26, 1932 – December 12, 2000
James Andrew Harris is the first African American to participate in a major new-element identification program. He was also a co-discoverer of elements 104 and 105. Harris was later awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Houston-Tillotson College in 1973 and two Merit Awards—one from the Mayor of Richmond, CA, and the other from the National Urban League.
More about Harris:
- The Life and Career of James Andrew Harris: Let's Ask More of History
- Podcast: There's more to James Harris's Story