Category: Science/ Medicine

  • Fri, 1870-04-29

    *The birth of J. Edward Perry in 1870 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American Physician.

    From Clarksville, Texas, Perry...

  • Sun, 1870-12-25

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

    Henry Minton was from Columbia, South...

  • Sun, 1871-01-22

    *The birth of Justina Ford in 1871 is marked on this date. She was an African American physician and humanitarian.

    From Knoxville, a...

  • Sun, 1872-06-23

    On this date we celebrate the birth of Matilda Arabelle Evans, an African American surgeon in 1872.

    The oldest of three children born to...

  • Fri, 1874-05-22

    On this date in 1874, Rivers Frederick, an African American physician, was born in New Roads, Pionte Coupee’ Parish, LA.

    Frederick...

  • Fri, 1875-07-16

    *The birth of Herbert C. Scurlock in 1875 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American biochemist who pioneered the application of...

  • Sat, 1877-09-08

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

    Born in Homer,...

  • Tue, 1882-02-07

    *Emma Rochelle Wheeler was born on this date in 1882. She was an African American doctor.

    Wheeler grew up in Florida, near Gainesville...

  • Tue, 1882-03-28

    *On this date in 1882, Black inventor Elijah McCoy patented the Lubricator Cup. The devise dripped small amounts of oil onto moving engine parts...

  • Wed, 1883-07-04

    *On the Fourth of July 1883, Lemington Elder Care Services (LECS) began. Located in Pittsburgh, this was one of the first Homes for the Aged and...

  • Thu, 1884-04-24

    On this date in 1884, The Medico-Chirurgical Society of Washington D.C. was founded. It was the first African American medical society.

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  • Mon, 1884-12-22

    *St. Elmo Brady was born on this date in 1884. He was an African American chemist.

    St. Elmo Brady was born in Louisville, Kentucky....

  • Fri, 1885-08-21

    *The birth of Jean Hamilton Walls in 1885 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American physicist and educator.

    From...

  • Sun, 1887-04-10

    Edward Chandler was born on this date in 1887. He was an African American chemist.

    From Ocala, Florida, Edward Marion Augustus Chandler...

  • Fri, 1888-01-20

    *The birth of Dr. Austin Maurice Curtis, Sr. in 1868 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American doctor.

    From Raleigh,...

  • Wed, 1888-02-29

    *Franklin Chambers McLean was born on this date in 1888. He was an White American doctor and Civil Rights activist.

    Born in Maroa,...

  • Tue, 1889-01-15

    Dorothy Boulding Ferebee was born in 1889. She was an African American physician, administrator, international leader on children, youth, and...

  • Thu, 1890-02-27

    *This date in 1890 marks the birthday of Mabel Keaton Staupers. She was an African American leader in breaking down racial barriers in American...

  • Mon, 1891-05-04

    *On this date in 1891, Provident Hospital and Training School opened. This was the first Black controlled hospital in America, and it opened on...

  • Tue, 1891-07-14

    On this date in 1891, John Standard from Newark, NJ, received a patent for a refrigerator.

    Specifications of the patent are as follows:...