Category : Science

Science

Dr. Gina Paige

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PIONEER: In 2003, Dr. Gina Paige co-founded African Ancestry, Inc. and in doing so, pioneered a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and...
Science

Dr. Rick Kittles

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PIONEERING RESEARCHER: Dr. Rick Kittles is Co-founder and Scientific Director of African Ancestry, Inc. It is through his years of research on genetic variation in...
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Valerie Thomas

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Valerie Thomas is an African-American scientist and inventor best known for her patented illusion transmitter and contributions to NASA research. Valerie Thomas was born in...
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Patricia Bath

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Among many firsts, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a...
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George R. Carruthers

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George R. Carruthers, an internationally-renowned astrophysicist, is a pioneer in the use of ultraviolet astronomy for studying the Earth, our Solar System, and the universe....
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Mae C. Jemison

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Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space....
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Annie J. Easley

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Annie J. Easley spent her 34-year career working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She started there as a “human computer.” Later she...
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Benjamin Banneker

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From 1792 through 1797 Benjamin Banneker, an African American mathematician and amateur astronomer, calculated ephemerides (tables of the locations of stars and planets) for almanacs...