Earnest Everett Just, educator, Biologist, Scientist (1883–1941), was an African-American biologist and educator best known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially in fertilization.
“We feel the beauty of nature because we are part of nature and because we know that however much in our separate domains we abstract from the unity of nature, this unity remains. Although we may deal with particulars, we return finally to the whole pattern woven out of these.”
—Ernest Everett Just
Born on August 14, 1883, in Charleston, South Carolina, Earnest Everett Just was an African-American biologist and educator who pioneered many areas on the physiology of development, including fertilization, experimental parthenogenesis, hydration, cell division, dehydration in living cells and ultraviolet carcinogenic radiation effects on cells. Just’s legacy of accomplishments followed him long after his death, on October 27, 1941.