African American Scientists and Inventors


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Edward Alexander Bouchet (1852 1918): the first African American to earn a doctorate.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943): introduction of crop-rotation methods and peanut products.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943): development of peanut crops and related products.

David Crosthwait (1898 1976): invented heating systems, refrigeration methods, temperature regulating devices, and vacuum pumps.

Louis Roberts (1913 - 1995): development of microwave technology.

Meredith C. Gourdine (1929 - 1998): inventions for converting low-grade coal into inexpensive, transportable and high-voltage electrical energy.

Elementary School /Middle School Level Biographies
Black History Month: A Medical Perspective - Duke University
Black Scientists & Inventors - Fact Monster
Black Inventors - about.com

Middle School / High School Level Biographies
Black Inventor
Texan African-American History: Biographical Entries - The Handbook of Texas

High School / College Level Biographies
African Americans in the Sciences - Mitchell C. Brown, Princeton University
A Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics - Buffalo University
Mathematicians and Scientists of the African Diaspora - Buffalo University
Who are the Black Physicists? - Buffalo University

Timelines
Timeline of the First Black Physics PhDs - Buffalo University
Black Scientists & Inventors - Infoplease

Museums
The Black Inventor Online Museum - a Look at Black Inventors and their Contributions to Society
International Black Inventions Museum
Museum of Black Inventions and Innovations

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Black Heritage Series - American Philatelic Society
African Americans on Stamps

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Quotes by Famous Black Americans

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Women Scientists, Inventors and Explorers


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