Category: Science/ Medicine

  • Sat, 1916-03-04

    *Homer Harris was born on this date 1916. He was an African American physician and athlete.

    From Seattle, WA, Homer Harris Jr. was the...

  • Wed, 1916-04-19

    The birth of Mary Elizabeth Lancaster Carnegie occurred on this date in 1916. She was an African American nurse, activist and administrator....

  • Thu, 1916-07-20

    The 1916 founding of Wheatley-Provident hospital is celebrated on this date. It was the first medical facility to serve the Black community of...

  • Fri, 1917-09-21

    *Dr Charles Watts was born on this date in 1917. He was an African American physician, surgeon, and activist for the poor.

    From Atlanta...

  • Sat, 1918-02-09

    *Lloyd Noel Ferguson was born on this date in 1918. He was an African American chemist, author and educator.

    From Oakland, CA., he was...

  • Mon, 1918-05-20

    Dunbar Hospital in Detroit, MI, was founded on this date in 1918.

    During World War I, health care for Blacks in Detroit was inferior...

  • Mon, 1918-08-26

    Katherine G. Johnson was born on this date in 1918. She is an African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician.

    She was...

  • Sat, 1918-09-07

    *Harold Amos was born on this date in 1918. He was an African American microbiologist and professor.

    Amos a native of Pennsauken, N.J...

  • Thu, 1919-04-24

    David Blackwell was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American mathematician and professor.

    David Harold Blackwell grew up in...

  • Thu, 1919-07-03

    Samuel Massie, a brilliant African American chemist and teacher, was born on this date in 1919.

    Born in Little Rock, AR, Samuel Proctor...

  • Wed, 1919-08-13

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

    Anderson was...

  • Sat, 1919-11-22

    *John L.S. Sullivan was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American Physician and activist.

    John Lawrence Sullivan Holloman...

  • Sun, 1919-11-30

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

    From New York City, her...

  • Tue, 1919-12-16

    Carl Fraction was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American microbiologist, scientist, and photographer.

    Carl Harrison...

  • Sun, 1920-08-01

    *Henrietta Lacks was born on this date in 1920. She was an African American housewife, mother and the involuntary donor of cells from her...

  • Thu, 1920-08-05

    *John F. Ramos, Jr. was on this date in 1920. He was an African American Physician and School Board Member.

    John Francis Ramos, Jr. was...

  • Fri, 1920-08-20

    The birth of Otis Boykin in 1920 is marked on this date. He was an African American inventor.

    Born in Dallas, Boykin attended Fisk...

  • Sat, 1921-04-16

    Marie Daly was born on this date in 1921. She was an African American biochemist.

    From Corona, NY, Marie Maynard Daly earned a Bachelor...

  • Sat, 1921-06-04

    *William Morgan was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American dentist and Tuskegee Airman.

    William Bethel Morgan Jr. was...

  • Thu, 1921-08-18

    *Howard St. Claire Jones, Jr. was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American engineer.

    One of three children Jones grew up in...