Category: Science/ Medicine

  • Thu, 1847-03-18

    *The birth of Susan McKinney Steward in 1847, is celebrated on this date. A physician, she was one of the first Black women to earn a medical...

  • Mon, 1848-09-04

    *Lewis Howard Latimer was born on this date in 1848. He was an African American inventor and innovator in the electric lighting industry.

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  • Thu, 1849-03-29

    *The birth of Andrew Beard in 1849 is celebrated on this date. He was a black farmer and inventor.

    Andrew Jackson Beard was born a...

  • Thu, 1849-07-19

    Joseph Lee’s birth in 1849 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American who invented machinery for processing food and became very...

  • Tue, 1850-01-29

    *On this date in 1850, Sarah L. Fraser was born. She was one of the first Black woman doctors in America.

    From Syracuse, New York, she...

  • Sun, 1855-07-08

    Robert Fulton Boyd was born on this date in 1855. He was an African American educator and doctor.

    He was born in Giles County,...

  • Thu, 1856-05-15

    The birth of Nathan Mossell in 1856 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black physician born in Canada.

    Nathan Francis Mossell had shown...

  • Mon, 1858-01-18

    Daniel Hale Williams was born on this date in 1858. He was an African American physician and surgical pioneer who performed the first successful...

  • Fri, 1860-05-04

    Thomas William Burton was born on this date in 1860. He was an African American doctor, poet, and medical association administrator.

    He...

  • Thu, 1860-10-18

    *John Lowery was born on this date in 1860. He was an African American physician, businessman and politician.

    From Plaquemine,...

  • Tue, 1861-04-02

    *Walter Plecker was born on this date in 1861. He was a white American physician, public health advocate and racial separatist.

    Walter...

  • Tue, 1862-01-28

    *Louise Cecelia Fleming was born on this date in 1862. She was a Black medical missionary.

    From Hibernia Clay County, Florida she was...

  • Wed, 1864-02-24

    *On this date in 1864 the first Black woman attained a Medical Degree.

    Rebecca Lee Crumpler graduated from the New England Female Medical...

  • Sat, 1864-04-16

    On this date in 1864, Georgia E. Patton Washington was born. She was the first Black woman licensed as a physician and surgeon in the state of...

  • Mon, 1864-07-04

    Charles Victor Roman was born on this date in 1864. He was an African American physician, professor, author, and activist.

    Roman was...

  • Mon, 1866-01-22

    *The birth of Thomas C. Unthank in 1866 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American Physician.

    From Greensboro, North...

  • Wed, 1867-02-20

    *The birth of Ida Gray Nelson Rollins in 1867 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American dentist.

    Ida Gray was born in...

  • Mon, 1868-06-08

    Robert R. Taylor, an African American architect, was born on this date in 1868.

    Born in Wilmington, N.C., Robert Robinson Taylor came...

  • Sun, 1869-08-01

    *Augustus Lushington was born on this date in 1869. He was an African American Veterinarian.

    From Trinidad, Augustus Nathaniel...

  • Wed, 1870-01-12

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

    Born Adah...