Mae C Jemison, Percy Lavon Julian and Ernest Everett are a few eminent African Americam scientists

Scientists have to be thanked immensely for making our lives so comfortable and sophisticated. Although many people around the world do know about the contributions of many eminent scientists, the achievements of African American scientists have been largely unspoken. George Washington Carver, Percy Lavon Julian and Ernest Everett Just are a few yesteryear African American scientists known for their outstanding achievements. Carver was a botanist who created awareness among farmers about the importance of peanuts and sweet potatoes. The renowned ‘Time’ magazine had nicknamed this eminent botanist as the ‘Black Leonardo’ and hailed his contributions as an environmentalist. Astronaut Mae C Jemison created history in 1992 by becoming the first woman to visit space. Jemison, an alumna of highly reputed institutions like ‘Cornell University’ and ‘Stanford University’, has won a string of awards for her outstanding contributions towards the field of astrophysics. During recent times, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been the talk of the town for his impressive writings in various science journals. His book, titled ‘Death By Black Hole’, was released in 2007 and is a favorite among various science lovers from around the world. Most noteworthy African American scientists have been recipients of several awards and other laurels for their remarkable accomplishments. We have listed the names of African American scientists who are great achievers and role models to many people around the world. It’s high time we know more about them and their remarkable achievements.
Ben CarsonBen Carson
(Neurosurgeon)

18 September 1951

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

American

Virgo

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
(Astrophysicist)

05 October 1958

Manhattan

American

Libra

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

17 October 1956

Decatur

American

Libra

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker
(Compiler of Almanacs)

09 November 1731

09 October 1806

Baltimore County

American

Scorpio

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

19 October 1979

Memphis

American

Virgo

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
(American fiction writer)

22 June 1947

24 February 2006

Pasadena, California, United States

American

Cancer

Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
(Inventor)

04 March 1877

27 July 1963

Claysville

American

Pisces

Sarah E. GoodeSarah E. Goode
(Inventor)

1855 AD

08 April 1905

Toledo, Ohio, United States

American

Patricia BathPatricia Bath
(Ophthalmologist, Physician)

04 November 1942

Harlem

American

Scorpio

Otis BoykinOtis Boykin
(American inventor)

29 August 1920

13 March 1982

Dallas, Texas, United States

American

Virgo

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
(Biologist, Zoologist, University teacher, Marine biologist)

14 August 1883

27 October 1941

Charleston

American

Leo

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones

17 May 1893

21 February 1961

Cincinnati

American

Taurus

Alexa CanadyAlexa Canady
(neurosurgeon, physician)

07 November 1950

Lansing

American

Scorpio

Percy JulianPercy Julian
(Academic, Civil Rights Activist, Chemist, Scientist, Medical Professional)

1899 AD

1975 AD

Madam C.J. WalkerMadam C.J. Walker
(Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur)

1867 AD

1919 AD

Evelyn Boyd GranvilleEvelyn Boyd Granville
(American mathematician)

01 May 1924

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Taurus

Mae C. JemisonMae C. Jemison
(Astronaut, Doctor)

1956 AD

Guion S. BlufordGuion S. Bluford
(Astronaut, Scientist, Pilot)

1942 AD

Mary MahoneyMary Mahoney
(Civil Rights Activist, Women)

1845 AD

1926 AD

Frederick JonesFrederick Jones
(American inventor)

17 May 1893

21 February 1961

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

American

Taurus

George CarruthersGeorge Carruthers
(Physicist, Scientist)

1939 AD

Edward Alexander BouchetEdward Alexander Bouchet
(Educator)

1852 AD

1918 AD

Katherine G. JohnsonKatherine G. Johnson
(Mathematician)

1918 AD

Lonnie G. JohnsonLonnie G. Johnson
(Engineer, Inventor)

1949 AD

Marie M. DalyMarie M. Daly
(Chemist)

1921 AD

2003 AD

Dorothy Johnson VaughanDorothy Johnson Vaughan
(Mathematician)

1910 AD

2008 AD

John Lee LoveJohn Lee Love
(Inventor)

Mary Winston-JacksonMary Winston-Jackson
(Scientist, Mathematician)

1921 AD

2005 AD

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