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


Garrett Morgan (March 4, 1877 – Aug. 27, 1963)

Morgan was an inventor who made both the first traffic signal and the first patented gas mask. He began his career repairing sewing machines. At this time, he created a revamped sewing machine. In the early 1900s, he moved to Ohio and established a hair-refining company that specialized in hair straighteners. He created his famous gas mask breathing apparatus in 1914.


George Washington Carver (January 1864 – Jan. 5, 1943)

Carver was a scientist, inventor and an extraordinary explorer and innovator of agricultural science. His work focused on creating multiple uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes and pecans. While teaching at Tuskegee, he taught farmers how to utilize plants to their fullest. Carver also invented plant-based plastics, paints, dyes and gasoline.

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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