Science/ Medicine

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

John E. Lodge, Chemist, born


John E. Lodge

*John Edward Hodge was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American chemist.

J. Ernest Wilkins, a math teaching pioneer


Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins

*J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. was born on this date in 1923. He was an African American mathematician and teacher.

Henry M. Minton valued brotherhood


Henry M. Minton

Henry Minton was born on this date in 1870. He was an African American pharmacist and physician.

Robert Jones, Agronomist and community activst


Dr. Robert Jones

Robert J. Jones was born on this date in 1951. He is an African American administrator, agronomist and educator.

Fred T. Jones, Doctor and Activist


Dr. Fred T. Jones

*Fred T. Jones was born on this date in 1877. He was an African American Physician, administrator and community activist.

Debi Thomas, Olympic skater and surgeon


Debi Thomas

*Debi Thomas was born on this date in1967. She was an African American figure skater, and is a surgeon and community activist.

Charles Anderson, Scientist born


Charles E. Anderson

*Charles Edward Anderson was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American scientist specializing in meteorology.

Samuel Nabrit lifted as he climbed


Samuel M. Nabrit

*Samuel Nabrit was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American biologist, educator, and activist.

The Georgia Infirmary opens

*The Georgia Infirmary was chartered on Christmas Eve, 1832.

Located in Savannah, GA this was the first hospital established for blacksin America. A few weeks later, on Jan. 15, 1833, Richard F. Williams, president, presided over the hospital's first organization meeting. The hospital was established for the "relief and protection of aged and afflicted Negroes."

Anderson R. Abbott a first for Toronto


Anderson R. Abbott

*Anderson Ruffin Abbott was born on this date in1837. He was an African Canadian physician and soldier.

From Toronto, Canada, his parents were Wilson R. and Ellen Toyer Abbott, who had emigrated as "free people of color" from Mobile, Alabama, to Toronto in 1835. Anderson Abbott was educated at Toronto Academy where he was an honor student, and Oberlin College, Ohio from 1856 to 1858. In 1861 he graduated in medicine from Trinity College, University of Toronto. He was licensed with the medical board of Upper Canada in 1862. His mentor Was Dr. Alexander T. Augusta.