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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...
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Percy Julian

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African-American chemist Percy Julian was a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs such as cortisone, steroids, and birth control pills. Born in Alabama...
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Evelyn Granville Boyd

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Mathematician Evelyn Granville Boyd was born on May 1, 1924, in Washington, D.C. Her father, William, mainly worked as a custodian and separated from the...
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Jesse Ernest Wilkins, Jr

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J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. (1923-2011) was a prominent African American mathematician and physicist who worked at the University of Chicago Met Lab during the Manhattan...
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James A. Harris

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James A. Harris was an essential member of the team at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory that produced two previously unknown elements—Element 105, created in 1969, and...