Born in 1850 as a slave. Sarah E. Goode was the first African American woman to receive a patent in the United States. Her invention of the cabinet bed was inspired by the environment she lived in where many people lived in small houses that did not have room for large pieces of furniture. When the bed was folded up it looked like a desk and it had storage areas as a desk.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these" ---George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver. It is rare to find a man of this caliber. A man who would decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than 100,000 a year (almost a million today) to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen. As an agricultural chemist, Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were his recipes and improvements…
Dr. Marie Daly was a trailblazer in the field of biochemistry, and was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Daly was a pioneer in researching the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease.
PATRICIA BATH, (Nov.4, 1942-Present) Inventor - In 1981 she began work on the "Laserphaco Probe." It utilized a laser and two tubes, one of which served for irrigation and the other for suctions (aspiration). The laser was used to make a small incision in the eye and the laser would quickly vaporize the cataracts. She was the 1st Black person to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1970. Her parents instilled within her a feeling of opportunity and excitement for her future.