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African-American Scientists

Teacher: David Frost
One of NASA's human 'computers,' Katherine G. Johnson performed the complex calculations that enabled humans to successfully achieve space flight
Best known for being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States
Became the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program and was the first African-American woman in space
A foremost botanist, inventor and teacher who invented over 300 uses for the peanut and developed methods to prevent soil depletion.
The first African American woman to attain a doctorate degree at MIT in nuclear physics
An inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone
The first African American to earn a doctorate in geology in the United States.
Served as a physicist as part of the Manhattan Project and was the co- discoverer of a number of phenomena in physics.
An American scientist of zoology, biology, and marine biology and was the first African American woman to receive a doctorate degree in zoology
A research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, such as cortisone, steroids and birth control pills
Known as "Black Edison," he registered nearly 60 patents in his lifetime, including a telephone transmitter, a trolley wheel and the multiplex telegraph