Benjamin Banneker
1731-1806
Benjamin Banneker was a brilliant
astronomer and mathematician. He
filled his lifetime with le...
Charles Henry Taylor
1867-1923
Charles Henry Turner was an African
American scientist who dedicated his
life to entomology...
Lewis Latimer
1848-1928
Lewis Latimer invented the carbon
filament that allowed light bulbs to last
a lot longer.
Elijah McCoy
1844-1929
Elijah McCoy invented a device that
allowed machines to be lubricated
whilst still moving.
George Washington Carver
1864-1943
George Washington Carver was born
into slavery. He became the first
African American to...
Charles Richard Drew
1904-1950
Charles Richard Drew invented the
process that allowed blood to be taken
from a person and ...
Garret Morgan
1877-1963
Garret Morgan invented the first gas
mask and went on to invent the first
automatic traffic light ...
Katherine Johnson
1918-
Katherine Johnson was one of the first
African American women to work for
NASA. Her calculations w...
Daniel Hale Williams
1858-1931
Daniel Hale Williams was the first
doctor to ever perform successful open
heart surgery.
Granville T Woods
1856-1910
Granville T Woods was a famous
inventor. He invented a
telephone/telegraph machine as well
as ...
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Bhm science display famous black scientists

  1. 1. Benjamin Banneker 1731-1806 Benjamin Banneker was a brilliant astronomer and mathematician. He filled his lifetime with learning, and it all began with his fascination with a pocket watch!
  2. 2. Charles Henry Taylor 1867-1923 Charles Henry Turner was an African American scientist who dedicated his life to entomology, the branch of zoology concerned with insects.
  3. 3. Lewis Latimer 1848-1928 Lewis Latimer invented the carbon filament that allowed light bulbs to last a lot longer.
  4. 4. Elijah McCoy 1844-1929 Elijah McCoy invented a device that allowed machines to be lubricated whilst still moving.
  5. 5. George Washington Carver 1864-1943 George Washington Carver was born into slavery. He became the first African American to attend Simpson College. He became one of the 20th Centuries most famous botanists.
  6. 6. Charles Richard Drew 1904-1950 Charles Richard Drew invented the process that allowed blood to be taken from a person and stored for transfusion.
  7. 7. Garret Morgan 1877-1963 Garret Morgan invented the first gas mask and went on to invent the first automatic traffic light system.
  8. 8. Katherine Johnson 1918- Katherine Johnson was one of the first African American women to work for NASA. Her calculations were vital in getting man on the moon in 1961.
  9. 9. Daniel Hale Williams 1858-1931 Daniel Hale Williams was the first doctor to ever perform successful open heart surgery.
  10. 10. Granville T Woods 1856-1910 Granville T Woods was a famous inventor. He invented a telephone/telegraph machine as well as a steam boiler furnace, electric battery and many others.

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