The African American Presence in Physics
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK PHYSICISTS GREENSBORO NC
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The National Society of Black Physicists NSBP was founded in 1977 by a group of physicists, primarily at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this group became increasingly interested in enhancing and enriching teaching and research activities at those institutions. The group felt that a central organization concerned with the continued presence of black physicists in society would be the best vehicle for accomplishing their goals. The NSBP has as its purpose the promotion of the professional well being of its members within the scientific community and society at large. The Society develops and supports efforts to increase both the numbers and opportunities for African Americans in physics enhance the awareness of African American contributions to physics research, science policy and management and provide a non-partisan platform for major issues of scientific and cultural significance to its members. Membership is open to all who affirm the goals of the NSBP. The Society holds an annual meeting, and publishes a newsletter and the proceedings of its annual meeting.
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