Half Title Page.
Volume 1 Contents.
A Tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks.
A Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.
A Tribute to Barack H. Obama.
A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..
1: Medicine and Science.
2: In His Hands.
3: Staying Focused.
4: Success in Molecular Genetics: The Pink Flower.
5: Reconnect to Your African Heritage.
6: Succeeding Against All Odds.
7: So, Ya Want to Be a Heart Surgeon.
8: Being True to Oneself: Becoming a Surgeon-Scientist.
9: Educator, Researcher, and Artist.
10: Try Everything You Can, Go Everywhere You Can, Push Yourself as Hard as You Can.
11: Ben Carson Tells of His Journey From Poverty.
12: Armed and Dangerous.
13: James P. Comer: My Way.
14: If I Can Just Make It to the House: Strategies for Successful Life Journeys.
15: Offering Modern Cardiovascular Medicine in an Underserved Urban Population.
18: Science in the Belly of the Beast: My Career in the Academy.
19: Academic Leadership Development for Junior Faculty: Lessons Learned.
20: Seizing Opportunities and Being Prepared to Accept Their Challenges.
21: A Glimpse of a Contemporary Academic Dean.
22: Fulfilling a Dream.
23: Massey's Mentorship Creates Network of Mathematicians.
24: To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required.
25: My Journey in Science.
26: A Dream Realized.
27: The Path to Success—Dreaming Toward Reality in Medicine.
28: Listening to the Scientific Calling.
29: Discovering Physics as a Profession.
30: Grace Amazing: Developing the Underrepresented in Mathematics.
31: Unfolding a Definition: The Path of a Successful Career.
32: Life as a Physicist: My Personal Journey.
33: Night Vision.
34: Interview with Dr. Isiah M. Warner.
35: Minorities in Mathematics.
About the Editors.
Volume 1 Index.
Volume 2 Contents.
1: Law and Government.
2: The Welcome Table.
3: Dream No Small Dreams.
4: My Journey in American Politics.
5: Blueprint for Leadership Success.
6: The Drive to Overcome and Excel.
7: My Professional Success as a Political Leader.
8: Manifested Destiny.
9: Comer Cottrell, Jr.: A Master in the Game.
10: Left of Center: A Slightly Unorthodox Career Path.
11: My Journey.
12: “Virago” from Lift Every Voice.
13: Achieving Career Success by Being Aware.
14: Daughter of the Delta.
15: Be Secure in Who You Are.
16: A Tradition of Accomplishments.
17: A Lawyer's Life in Brief.
18: Damon J. Keith: A Guiding Light for Equal Justice Under Law.
19: Riding a Fire Engine on a Rollercoaster to Success.
20: Education Is a Great Equalizer.
21: Understanding the Code of Legal (Business) Profession.
22: Fight for the Things You Believe in.
23: The Winding Journey of an Encyclopedia Mind.
24: Reminiscences of the honorable Peggy A. Quince.
25: Dedicate Yourself to Success.
26: Faith, Hope, Delivery.
27: Reaching Out to Your Community Through Public Service.
Volume 2 Index.
Volume 3 Contents.
1: Aviation, Armed Forces, and Astronautics.
2: Flying in the Face of Fear.
3: Love the Life You Live.
4: Being an Ace Is Not Easily Achieved.
5: Reaching to the Future.
6: Commitment and Compassion: The First Black Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
7: Learn to Persuade.
8: Setting a Higher Standard.
9: Spacefaring Marine.
10: Fairness Gives You a Chance to Be Excellent.
11: Aspire to Inspire.
12: Dedication, Commitment, and Perseverance.
13: Find Out What You Like and Do It Better Than Anybody Else.
14: Four Ps: Provenance, Prudence, Providence, and Perseverance.
15: We Are the Owners of Our Destiny.
16: Dreamer Who Believes Nothing Is Impossible.
17: Soaring to Excel.
18: Preservation Is the Key to Success.
19: Education, Leading, and Mentoring: Keys to Growing a Diverse Officer Corps.
20: The “Katrina” General.
21: Your Value Is Not Decided by Anyone But Yourself.
22: Determined to Fly.
23: Following Your Dreams—Passing the Baton.
24: First African American Thunderbird Pilot Becomes Four-Star Air Force General.
25: Expect to Make Sacrifices.
26: Staying Powell.
27: Education, Character, Leadership—A Firm Foundation for the Navy's First Black Four-Star Admiral.
28: Bloom Where You Plant It.
29: Preparation Determines Your Success.
30: Reaching for the Stars.
31: Making Opportunities When There Seem to Be None.
32: Set Your Goal Early.
33: Soaring Like an Eagle.
34: Drive and Determination.
35: Proud to Serve.
36: Have the Right Mind-set When Encountering Diffculties.
Volume 3 Index.
Volume 4 Contents.
1: Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
2: Ascending to Higher Ground.
3: Just a Little While Longer.
4: A Legacy of Achievements.
5: From the Windy City to Academia and the Boardroom.
6: Ten Percent Talent and Ninety Percent Work Equals Success.
7: Where the Fruit Is.
8: My Journey to Success.
9: Opportunity and Freedom: The Success Story of a Distinguished Educator, Researcher, and Professor.
10: Soar to Find Yourself.
11: “Shadowed Beneath Thy Hand”: Lessons on Making a Living and Making a Life*.
12: The Odyssey to Success in Social Work.
13: A Day in the Life of a Change Agent.
14: Ever Hopeful.
15: Professional Success in the Cradle of the Confederacy.
16: Going with the Flow: My Career as a Professor.
17: What I Learned Prior to Kindergarten.
18: Contrast, Change, and Opportunity.
19: My Mama's Nigga.
20: A Champion in His Own Right.
21: Hold Fast to Dreams.
22: Living on Purpose.
23: Bumps May Be Lifts.
24: Opportunity and Leadership: On Becoming a University President.
25: When Someone Says You Can't, Show Them That You Can.
26: Prepare Yourself Well, Set Realistic Goals, and All Will Fall in Place.
27: Child of Segregation—Champion of Diversity.
28: Leadership and Success in the New Millennium.
29: Stepping Stones to Success.
30: Spirit of a Champion.
31: Presidential Leadership in the Academy.
32: Doing Good through Engineering.
33: Taking Advantage of Opportunities.
34: A Black Woman Professor Speaks on Soul-Sovereignty in the Academy.
35: South Carolina and Other Matters.
36: Leadership, Academics, and Activism: Pursuing a Social Justice Agenda.
37: Black Scholars as “Winter Warriors”.
38: Leave No Stone Unturned.
39: Living to Learn.
40: Finding the Fit: Life Lessons on Career Success.
41: An Academic Life: Pleasures and Pressures.
42: Breaking Records and Breaking Barriers.
43: Empowering People and Communities With Economics.
44: Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
45: Observations and Lessons Learned.
46: Learning the Values That Lead to Success.
47: Lessons of Leadership from a Marginal Man.
48: Persistence Pays Off.
49: The Private Practice of Clinical Psychology.
50: Getting Ahead by Including the Side Roads.
51: This Far by Faith.
Volume 4 Index.