10 Black Scientists and Physicians Who Changed History With Their Groundbreaking Achievements

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Ernest Everett Just (Aug. 14, 1883 – Oct. 27, 1941)

Just was a biologist and author known for his work on egg fertilization and the structure of the cell. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he taught at the prestigious HBCU, Howard University. Just and a few students founded the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in 1911. His work as a scientist focused on marine biology, cytology and parthenogenesis.


James West (born Feb. 10, 1931)

West is an inventor who developed the microphone in the 1960s. He holds 47 U.S. and more than 200 foreign patents on microphones and techniques for making polymer foil-electrets. He was educated at Temple University and worked for Bell Labs for 40 years.

6 Replies to “10 Black Scientists and Physicians Who Changed History With Their Groundbreaking Achievements”

  1. Anything blacks have built, discovered or invented while under the oppression of the slave masters whip is unworthy of praise, celebration or recognition.

  2. Remember a goodly number of black scientist are financed by the white man who stand in the shadowy world of finance waiting to pounce. (SEE CONTRACTS)

  3. THANKFULLY IT ONLY SAYS 10 AND NOT The top 10 coz then i wud av moaned about the absence of the name on every white persons lips, yet dont know that 'the real Mccoy' was a a famous black inventor, or dr drew who perfected blood transfusions, but died in 1954 coz he wasnt allowed a blood transfusion in the deep south, coz he was black. or latimer who'se gas mask saved millions of lives in both world wars and miners. so i cant moan but thankyou for the ones i had never heard of….

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