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George Sherman Carter, hidden no longer

Physicist and author Hattie Carwell is writing a book about black scientists who were involved in the Manhattan Project (1942-1945) and came across a man who was a Gloucester native in her research. His name was George Sherman Carter.

Carwell, executive director of the Museum of African American Technology (MAAT) Science Village in California, met with Pastor Ronald W. Gayle Sr. of the Historic Zion Poplars Baptist Church at his church to discuss the life of George Sherman Carter.

Carter, who went by Sherman, is one of the hidden heroes of the Manhattan Project. More details were revealed about his life through further research and discussion done post meeting.

Carter was born on May 10, 1911 in Gloucester to George Peter Carter and Emily Maude (Anderson) Carter. When Carwell and Gayle met, it was known that Carter had moved up north, but there was very little known about his childhood in Gloucester. There is no known date as to when he moved north and little was known about ...

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