Famous African American Scientists Who Deserve A Salute For Their Achievements

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.

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 1 Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Ben Carson

Ben Carson
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Compiler of Almanacs
Birthdate: November 9, 1731
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore County
Died: October 9, 1806
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 5 John McWhorter

John McWhorter
Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: October 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 6 Alice Ball

Alice Ball
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist, Pharmacist
Birthdate: July 24, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: December 31, 1916

 7 Otis Boykin

Otis Boykin
Famous As: American inventor
Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: March 13, 1982
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 8 Patricia Bath

Patricia Bath
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Ophthalmologist, Physician
Birthdate: November 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harlem

 9 Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Corona, New York, United States
Died: October 28, 2003

 10 Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: February 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 16, 1970

 11 Marjorie Lee Browne

Marjorie Lee Browne
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mathematics Educator
Birthdate: September 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Memphis
Died: October 19, 1979

 12 Alexa Canady

Alexa Canady
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: neurosurgeon, physician
Birthdate: November 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lansing

 13 Edward Bouchet

Edward Bouchet
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: physicist
Birthdate: September 15, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 28, 1918

 14 George Carruthers

George Carruthers
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: December 20, 2020

 15 Lynika Strozier

Lynika Strozier
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: June 7, 2020

 16 Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 17 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Famous As: Soil scientist, Researcher
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea

 18 Arthur B. C. Walker Jr.

Arthur B. C. Walker Jr.
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: April 29, 2001

 19 Avery August

Avery August
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Immunologist
Birthdate: December 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belize City, Belize

 20 John Lee Love

John Lee Love
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: September 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 26, 1931