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8 Amazing Black Scientists and How They Changed History

Working everywhere from operating rooms to NASA research facilities, these pioneers propelled us into the future.

By Monica CullFeb 8, 2022 8:55 AM
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Sometimes, all it takes is one person to shape the world we live in. With a spark of imagination and a little bit of courage, amazing things can be achieved. Unfortunately, some of those achievements can be overshadowed and innovations taken for granted; history is full of amazing scientists who were often overlooked because of their race and gender.

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting 8 amazing Black scientists and the ways that they changed history.


George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

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