"The volume, so far the most comprehensive one of its kind, provides solid informtion on contributions of African Americans in history." Network Journal(1/1/2000)
"Recommended for collections in biography, science and technology, and African American history."
-- CHOICE (July 2000)
"... many of the names included will not be found in more general reference books."
-- Book Report (May/June 2000)
" Reference librarians in all types of libraries, but especially public and high school, will welcome the Gale Groups' African American Firsts in Science and Technology. This is a handy book of 'firsts facts' that highlights the scientific achievements of African Americans. Not only is it helpful in answering specific questions, but it has been arranged chronologically within eight scientific areas giving a sense of the history of that achievement. There are also three helpful indexes, one by year, one by occupation and a general index. This is a nicely researched and convenient reference that will be used heavily for school assignments and at times like Black History Month. A necessary addition for many public and school libraries, African American Firsts in Science and Technology will also find a place in academic libraries where there is interest."
-- Against the Grain (February 2000)