Category: Science/ Medicine

  • Thu, 1492-02-24

    *This dates Registry from 1492, offers a brief article on the origins of Soul food.

    Soul Food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine, food...

  • Sat, 1600-05-06

    On this date, the Registry looks at the African American contributions to science and chemistry in history.

    Understanding the...

  • Fri, 1731-11-09

    Benjamin Banneker was born on this date in 1731. He was a self-taught, Black astronomer and mathematician.

    Banneker and his sisters were...

  • Sun, 1762-05-02

    On this date we remember the birth of James Durham in 1762. He was the first recognized Black physician in the United States.

    Born a...

  • Sat, 1805-11-23

    *The birth of Mary Grant Seacole in 1805 is celebrated on this date. She was a Jamaican nurse and abolitionist.

    Mary Jane Grant was born...

  • Mon, 1806-03-17

    *This date marks the birth of Norbert Rillieux in 1806. He was an African American inventor and engineer whose patented inventions revolutionized...

  • Thu, 1813-03-11

    *Lord Beaconsfield Landry was born on this date in 1878. He was an African American physician, civic leader and vocal soloist.

    From...

  • Sun, 1813-04-18

    On this date in 1813, James McCune Smith was born. He was an African American physician and abolitionist.

    From New York City, he...

  • Tue, 1825-03-08

    *Alexander Thomas Augusta was born on this date in 1825. He was a Black physician and educator.

    From Norfolk, Virginia, as a young man...

  • Tue, 1827-04-10

    The birth of Eliza Bryant in 1827 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black abolitionist and businesswoman.

    She grew up on a...

  • Tue, 1831-02-08

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

    Rebecca Davis Lee was born in Delaware, to...

  • Fri, 1832-06-08

    On this date we celebrate Black Hospitals. Black hospitals have existed in three broad types: segregated, black-controlled, and demographically...

  • Mon, 1832-12-24

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

    Located in Savannah, GA this was the first hospital established for blacksin...

  • Sun, 1833-12-15

    On this date in 1883, William Augustus Hinton was born. He was an African American doctor, professor, and the first Black to publish an academic...

  • Tue, 1834-10-14

    This date in 1834 marks one of the first patents filed by a Black person in America.

    Henry Blair of Montgomery County, MD, received his...

  • Fri, 1837-04-07

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

    From Toronto, Canada, his parents...

  • Tue, 1843-05-02

    Elijah J. McCoy was born on this date in 1843. He was an African American inventor and his work may have been the beginning of the phrase the "...

  • Wed, 1845-05-07

    On this date in 1845, Mary Mahoney was born. She was a nurse, the first Black woman to hold that position in the United States.

    Born in...

  • Mon, 1846-03-16

    *Rebecca J. Cole was born on this date in 1846. She was one of the first Black woman physicians in America and was the first Black woman to...

  • Thu, 1846-12-10

    On this date in 1846, Norbert Rillieux, a Black inventor and engineer, patented his revolutionary improvement in the cultivation and processing...