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

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Mae Jemison (born Oct. 17, 1956)

Jemison is a physician and NASA astronaut known for being the first Black woman to travel to space. She was one of the crew members of the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992. She received her medical degree from Cornell University in 1981. Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space.

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Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – Oct. 28, 2003)

Daly was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry, which was awarded by Columbia University. During her career, she researched the cell nucleus.

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  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. The black mans discovered is stolen then changed slightly then made the white mans discovery.

  3. 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)

  4. I don't see Imhotep "The great".

  5. …then post and share the information please

  6. 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….