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The Shampoo Headrest and Other African American Inventions

Born in Nov. of 1731, Banneker was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Yes, we said "almanac" author, as in The Farmer's Almanac, only in this case his publication was titled "Benjamin Banneker's Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Almanack and Ephemeris." At the age of 22, he crafted a wooden clock that struck on the hour.

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from Shawn Adderly

Black History Month: Famous Black Engineers and Scientists

Mae C. Jemison became the first female African-American space traveler in the United States, according to NASA.

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PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON For more about Meharry and the School Top-ten producer of African-American Ph.D.s in Biomedical Sciences Meharry is the second largest educator of African-American medical doctors and dentists in the United States. Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans.

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from About.com Education

Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers

Famous Black Female Scientist | Mae Jemison, First African-American Woman Astronaut in Space - Yahoo ...

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“Believe in the power of truth...Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination.” Patricia E. Bath, Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Patricia Era Bath is an African American/Native American ophthalmologist and the inventor of the Laserphaco Probe. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.

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from EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore

Black Stars - African American Women Scientists and Inventors

Hardcover - Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times Patricia Bath, M.D. Miriam E. Benjamin Ursula Burns Alexa Canady, M.D. Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. E

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Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

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Alice Augusta Ball (1892-1916) was an African American scientist that would be responsible for creating an injectable treatment for Leprosy.

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