Despite facing racial bias right from the birth, the black people excelled in education and research, and proved to be one of the greatest personalities in the history of the world. Black scientists from past to the present have made countless inventions that are significant to the society. George Washington Carver, named "Black Leonardo" by the Time Magazine, invented agricultural science and established an industrial research laboratory to help farmers develop crops that are useful for their livelihood. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, the first African American doctor to successfully perform open heart surgery is also one of the physicians to perform pericardial surgery. NASA Astronaut and physician by profession, Mae Jemison is the first black woman to travel to space. Garrett Morgan, the inventor of traffic signal patented gas mask and Norbert Rillieux, the inventor of multiple-effect evaporator are a few notable black scientists.
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson

05 October 1958


Ben CarsonBen Carson
(Politician, Former Neurosurgeon)

18 September 1951


George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver
(Scientist & Inventor)

01 January 1864


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

17 October 1956


Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker
(Compiler of Almanacs)

09 November 1731


Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan

04 March 1877


Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams

18 January 1856


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

14 August 1883


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

1899 AD

Charles DrewCharles Drew
(Educator, Doctor, Surgeon)

1904 AD

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

1956 AD

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

1942 AD

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George CarruthersGeorge Carruthers
(Physicist, Scientist)

1939 AD

Katherine G. JohnsonKatherine G. Johnson

1918 AD

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

1949 AD

Dorothy Johnson VaughanDorothy Johnson Vaughan

1910 AD

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

1921 AD