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African Americans in Science and Education

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best known for becoming the 1st Black professor at Harvard Law School
pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants
Performed the first prototype open-heart surgery
Inventor who developed the mic in the 1960s
Mathematical genius and helped perform calculations that sent astronauts into orbit
1st woman to earn a PH.D. in Chemistry and studied the effects of sugar on arteries
Invented ultraviolet camera
pioneer in the field of meteorology, becoming the 1st Black women to earn a degree in the science in the ‘50’s. She was also the first to be awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for excellence in television weathercasting.
Developed a laser probe to treat cataracts with less pain to patient
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Invented a wire precision resistor and a control unit for the pacemaker
First woman to earn PH. D., in mathematics
Discovered that insects can hear
Made the first traffic signals and patented the gas mask
Inventor of the Caridopad
First congresswoman in 1968 and was first majority-party black candidate to make a bid for U.S. presidency
Known as the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun
1st African-American women to employee community pharmacist and became the African American woman to become President of the American Pharmacy Association
First to teach at the U.S. Naval Academy
Pioneering dermatologist and philanthropist
first African American woman tor travel in space