African American research chemist Percy Julian was a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs such as cortisone and steroids. He is one of the first African Americans to receive a Ph.D in chemistry. Julian led research that resulted in the mass production of hormones which led to widely available birth control. He was also a active fundraiser for the NAACP.
[Inventeurs Noirs] Vivien Thomas, Inventeur du traitement pour le syndrome du bébé bleu
July 26, 1926 Dr Carter G. Woodson was awarded the Spingarn Medal award for 10 yrs of devoted service in collecting & publishing the records of the African Americans. He was an African-American historian, author, journalist & founder of the Assoc. of the Study of African American Life & History. He was one of the1st scholars to study African American history. A founder of Journal of Negro History (now The Journal of African-American History), Dr. Woodson is called the FATHER OF BLACK…
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
♍ Edward Alexander Bouchet (9/15/1852-10/28/1918; New Haven, CT) was the 1st African American to earn a Ph.D. from an American university and the 1st AA to graduate from Yale University in 1874. He completed his dissertation in Yale's Ph.D. program in 1876 becoming the 1st AA to receive a Ph.D. (in any subject). His area of study was Physics. Bouchet was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2005, Yale and Howard universities founded the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in his name.
African-American inventor Elijah the Real McCoy was born in Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of escaped slaves. During his life time McCoy received 57 patents for devices which improved versions of his automatic lubrication process. The high quality of McCoy's inventions gained such notoriety that the phrase "the Real McCoy" was coined to distinguish his inventions from cheap imitations.
As a child, Hillary Clinton wrote to NASA inquiring on how to become an astronaut - NASA replied, saying girls could not be astronauts.
Stephanie Diana est un ingénieur américain et une astronaute de la NASA. Pour sa 1ère mission, elle a volé à bord de la navette spatiale STS-121.