Enos Luther Brookes
Enos Luther Brookes (1891–1944) was an American chemist, academic and an early civil rights movement activist.
Brookes served as a faculty member at Columbia University and was also a faculty member at Clark University. He was the head of the Department of Science at Clark University. He also worked at Alabama State University and at Florida A & M. He was a founder of Alpha Delta Alpha Scientific Society at Clark University. Professor Brookes in collaboration with Mr. Henry Lewis Van Dyke of Alabama State College wrote a syllabus for "Survey of the Physical Sciences" via a grant from the General Education Board of New York City. He is one of the Black Faces of Science on the North Carolina A & T mural.
Brookes served as the President of the Atlanta branch of the NAACP. He spoke at a number of NAACP regional conferences. He was key in setting up a task force in dealing with internal conflicts that plagued the NAACP. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and founded the chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at Clark University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Tuberculosis Association.
He was born in Jamaica, as the son of school teacher James M. Brookes and Martha Brookes. He came to America in 1914. In 1928, he married historian Dr. Stella Lucille Brewer. He died of a heart attack in 1944.
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