April 8, 1990 Percy Julian, developer of drugs to combat glaucoma and methods to mass produce cortisone and George Washington Carver are the first African American Inventors admitted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the hall's 17-year history.
Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman was the first African American dentist to receive a degree in the United States. Dr Tanner graduated from the Harvard University Dental School in 1869. He and George Lewis Ruffin (Law School) share the distinction of being the first African Americans to graduate from Harvard University.
African American Physicist and inventor George Carruthers built his first telescope at age 10,. Carruthers has developed ways to use ultraviolet imaging in order to view images in deep space that were previously impossible to see. In 1972, Carruthers invented the "Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectograph," the first moon-based observatory. It was used in the Apollo 16 mission. Then, in 1986, one of his inventions captured an image of Hailey's Comet—the first time a comet had ever been pictured…
May 23, 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism on May 23, 1863 in the Assault on the Battery Wagner during the Civil War.
The C.R. Patterson b.1833-d.1910) & Sons Company was a carriage building firm, and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer 1833 “In 1902, there was one car to 65,000 people and by 1909 there was one vehicle for every 800 people and with those kinds of figures … I believe it’s time for us to build a Patterson horseless carriage”
Flower shaped Mini Lemon Curd Tarts ~ Focuseat (I originally saw the recipe on www.the350degreeoven.com but the link to Pinterest wouldn't work... Used canned lemon filling-scrumptious. Canned apple filling, chopped & heated also was a big hit. Nice little treats!
Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves. Although it was illegal for blacks to read at the time of her birth, she was taught by a slave owner's sister, and by 1869 she was enrolled in Atlanta University. Enrollment in her first school in Macon was only 6; by 1928 it had grown to over 800 students.
George Washington Carver changed lunchtime sandwiches forever when he invented peanut butter. Born a slave, Carver didn’t attend college until he was 30 years old, but he went on to create 400 new uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and pecans