Famous Black Scientists - List of Famous Black Scientists

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.

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The Most Famous Black Scientists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mae JemisonOctober 17, 1956AmericanMae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to space
Neil deGrasse TysonOctober 5, 1958AmericanNeil deGrasse Tyson is an eminent astrophysicist and a popular science communicator
Ben CarsonSeptember 18, 1951AmericanBen Carson is the first neurosurgeon to have successfully separated conjoined twins joined at the head
George Washington CarverJanuary 1, 1864AmericanGeorge Washington Carver was an American scientist and inventor
Benjamin BannekerNovember 9, 1731AmericanBenjamin Bannekar was an African American scientist and a strong advocate of racial equality
Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Bannekar was an African American scientist and a strong advocate of racial equality

Mae Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to space

AmericanOctober 17, 1956270 views

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an eminent astrophysicist and a popular science communicator

AmericanOctober 5, 1958203 views

Ben Carson

Ben Carson is the first neurosurgeon to have successfully separated conjoined twins joined at the head

AmericanSeptember 18, 1951197 views

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was an American scientist and inventor

AmericanJanuary 1, 1864165 views