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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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.
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.