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.
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist
Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker
09 November 1731, American
Compiler of Almanacs

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
09 September 1914, American
Mathematics Educator

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
22 June 1947, American
American fiction writer
John McWhorterJohn McWhorter
06 October 1965, American
Linguist

Patricia BathPatricia Bath
04 November 1942, American
Ophthalmologist, Physician

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
14 August 1883, American
Biologist, Zoologist, University teacher, Marine

Otis BoykinOtis Boykin
29 August 1920, American
American inventor
Alexa CanadyAlexa Canady
07 November 1950, American
neurosurgeon, physician

Evelyn Boyd GranvilleEvelyn Boyd Granville
01 May 1924, American
American mathematician
Frederick JonesFrederick Jones
17 May 1893, American
American inventor