Black Women In Science

BLACK WOMEN IN SCIENCE

The Hidden Story by Beverly Lucas Imagine how difficult it would be to attend medical school while a war is being fought in your country; in a year when the horse and cart was the common mode of transportation, in a time when slaves were newly freed and when neither women...
Mildred Porter's Ideal Vegetable Washing Device
Mildred Porter, the inventor of the Ideal Vegetable Washing Device is interested in securing a manufacturer for this unique invention, United States Patent Number 4,944,051, July 31, 1990. It has been said that "Necessity is the mother of inventions." Trite as this might seem, this is the reason Porter invented...

Blacks in Space

Reaching for the Stars: Blacks in Space by Tracy Dixon Without the dedicated work of Black scientists, humans would never have walked on the moon. From devices for tracking space ships, to rocket engines and airborne radar systems, Blacks have continuously played a role in revolutionizing space travel in the United...

A Brief History of Gem Warfare

Source Harriet A. Washington, Emerge Magazine Oct. 1994 The Dark Alliance article on the world wide web broke “all the rules” and many of publishing records. It stirred controversy in the enrage Black community, who were concerned with the possibility that the Central Intelligence Agency’s sponsoring drugs for weapons policy...
Garrett Augustus Morgan
A Major Innovator Of The Modern World Few people living today could imagine this modern world without such lifesaving devices as the gas mask or the streetlight, many people who fail to recognize the name of the great man who created them; Garrett A. Morgan. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky...

THE BLACK INVENTOR

Elijah "The Real" McCoy Benjamin Banneker invented the striking clock in 1761. Between 1837 and 1900, at least 700 patents were granted to black patentees, according to information compiled by Henry E. Baker, an Assistant Patent Examiner in the U. S. Patent Office during the early l900's. Four bound volumes...