Interview with Frances Presley Rice author of ‘STEM: Pioneers and Visionaries

STEM Pioneers and Visionaries celebrates the remarkable contributions of African American innovators and inventors in the realms of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Authored by Frances Presley Rice, this compendium delves into the accomplishments of trailblazers whose ingenuity and resilience helped shape American society.

Driven by a passion for revealing untold narratives, Rice chronicles the achievements of these little known heroes, shedding light on their remarkable successes despite facing obstacles. Through their stories, readers are inspired to recognize the boundless potential within themselves and the transformative power of perseverance.

This book serves as an invaluable resource for educators, students, and enthusiasts eager to explore the rich tapestry of African American excellence in STEM fields. By amplifying these voices, STEM Pioneers and Visionaries not only honors the past but also ignites a brighter future, where diversity and innovation thrive hand in hand. Join us in celebrating these extraordinary pioneers and shaping a more inclusive tomorrow.


Frances Presley Rice is a retired lawyer and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of active service and several distinguished medals.

She holds a Juris Doctorate from the UC College of Law, San Francisco; a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science degree from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

She worked for the McDonald Douglas Corporation as a government contract advisor on the law of space exploration. She taught Business Law for the European Division of the University of Maryland, Belgium.

In addition to being an author, Francis is a screenwriter and an independent producer of documentaries about black history that feature African Americans who overcame incredible obstacles and achieved success against all odds.

She has been honored with several awards for her productions, including “Best Producer” in the Freedom Festival International for the epic three-part documentary BLACK SEEDS: THE HISTORY OF AFRICANS IN AMERICA. The documentary received an Honorable Mention in the Orlando International Film Festival. The film was also an official selection of the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, the African Film Festival, and the Denton Black Film Festival.

©2024. The Dissent Television Channel and host Dr. Rich Swier.

2 replies
  1. Linda Goudsmit
    Linda Goudsmit says:

    Excellent interview––I just ordered Frances Presley Rice’s new book. Frances is a true American patriot. She presents African-American contributions with pride, yet she is color-blind with respect to America and Americanism. Frances Presley Rice is committed to meritocracy, our national American family, and to preserving and protecting our constitutional republic. She epitomizes the unifying message of Dr. Martin Luther King. BRAVO!

    • Frances Presley Rice
      Frances Presley Rice says:

      Thank you, Linda, for providing your wonderful remarks. I feel honored to have your support of my educational campaign.


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