Science/ Medicine

This category includes blacks in all sciences; medicine, technology, health, physics, psychology, agronomy, environment, research and more.

Adah Thoms, nursing pioneer born


Adah Belle Thoms

*Adah Belle Thoms was born on this date in 1870. She was an African American nurse, educator, administrator and activist.

Rebecca Crumpler born

*Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born on this date in 1831. She was a Black physician and author.

Haile Debas born


Haile Debas

*The birth of Haile T. Debas on this date in 1937 is marked on this date. He is an African surgeon and educator.

The Hela Cell, a Black woman's contribution to cancer research

October is national Brest Cancer awareness month, and the HeLa cancer cell discovered in 1951 is celebrated on this dates Registry.

Life is studied at the atomic and molecular scale in molecular biology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. At the level of the cell, it is studied in cell biology. In biological and medical research, a HeLa cell is a cell which is derived from cervical cancer cells. A HeLa cell was taken from an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks.

Surgeon and activist Theodore Howard born


Theodore Howard

*Theodore Howard was born on this date in 1908. He was an African American surgeon, businessman and activist.

Astrophysicist Beth Brown born


Dr. Beth Brown

*Beth A. Brown was born on this date in 1969. She was an African American Astrophysicist.

Dr. Jane Cooke Wright born


Jane Cooke Wright (1964)

*On this date 1919, Jane Cooke Wright was born. She was an African American doctor and cancer researcher.

John Macklin, Chemist born


John W. Macklin

*John W. Macklin was born on this date in 1939. He is an African American analytical chemist and educator.

Katie Booth, chemist born


Katie Booth

*Katie Booth was born on this date in 1907. She was an African American biomedical chemist and community activist.

Harold Finley born


Harold E. Finley

*Harold Finley was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American Parapsychologist and Protozoologist.

From Palatka, Florida Harold Eugene Finley was the son of Eugene and Lugina Finley. He received a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse University in 1928. One year later he received a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin his Ph.D. in Zoology in 1942. Dr. Finley was appointed as Professor at Atlanta University in 1938 where he stayed until 1947.