Three Blacks Among $500,000 Genius Grant Winners

October 2006
Jet;10/9/2006, Vol. 110 Issue 14, p29
The author reports that three African Americans were among a group of people selected to receive the 2006 "genius grant," which is an annual award for outstanding talents by the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation. Regina Carter is a master of improvisational jazz violin. Physician John A. Rich was acknowledged for tackling the health care needs of African American men in urban areas. Social psychologist Jennifer Richeson was recognized for research into interracial interaction.


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