Dr Joan Elizabeth Miller Higginbotham( 1964-) ingénieure et titulaire d'un baccalauréat et de deux maîtrises, est la deuxième femme afro-américaine à devenir astronaute pour la NASA. Elle a participé activement à 53 lancements de navette spatiale pendant son mandat de 9 ans au Centre spatial Kennedy. Elle est la troisième femme afro-américaine à aller dans l'espace en 2006, après Mae Jemison et Stephanie Wilson. Elle est également une femme sans enfant.femmesansenfant.com
Willa Brown Chappell , born in 1906 . In 1938 , she became the first woman African American pilot licensed in the united states and in 1943 , the first African American Woman to possess a commercial pilot and mechanic's licence
Le CR Patterson & Sons Company est une entreprise de construction de transport, et le premier constructeur automobile afro-américaine en propriété exclusive. La société a été fondée par Charles Richard Patterson, qui est né dans l'esclavage en Avril 1833 une plantation en Virginie.
Madam C.J. Walker (left) shown in 1913 along with (left to right) Freeman B. Ransom, Booker T. Washington, Alexander Manning, Dr. Joseph Ward and C.H. Bullock. (Madam Walker Collection, Ind. Historical Society Library)
Otis Boykin is best known for inventing an improved electrical resistor used in computers, radios, television sets and a variety of electronic devices. His resistor helped reduce the cost of those products. Otis Boykin also invented a variable resistor used in guided missile parts, a control unit for heart stimulator, a burglar-proof cash register and a chemical air filter. In total, Otis Boykin patented twenty-eight electronic devices.
Madam C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), born Sarah Breedlove, was an African-American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madam_C._J._Walker) #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory
George Washington Carver January 1864?–January 5, 1943 George was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. Carver in Diamond Grove, Newton County, near Crystal Place, now known as Diamond, Missouri. His master, Moses Carver, was a German American immigrant who had purchased George's parents, Mary and Giles, from William P. McGinnis on October 9, 1855, for…
NAACP leaders Roy Wilkins & Medgar Evers was arrested in Jackson Ms on May 31. 1073 for picketing outside a Woolworth Store (3 Days AFTER a sit in at the same Woolworth). Less than 2 weeks later Mr Evers was assassinated
An improved refrigerator design was patented by African American inventor John Standard of Newark, New Jersey on June 14 1891 (U.S. patent #455,891). John Standard was also received U.S. patent #413,689 on October 29 1889 for an improved oil stove