​October 27, 1941: At 57, Dr. Ernest Everett Just Died Of Pancreatic Cancer

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Dr. Ernest Everett Just was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer. Just’s primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. In his work within marine biology, cytology and parthenogenesis, he advocated the study of whole cells under normal conditions, rather than simply breaking them apart in a laboratory setting.

In addition, Dr. Just also left an everlasting impression within the African American community for his ability to pursue a high level of education in spite of the racial obstacles that he faced.

He also assisted 3 Howard students (Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and Frank Coleman), in establishing Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Read more about Dr. Just at: Daily Black History Facts

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