Category : Science

Education Science

Henry Fitzbutler

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Although mainly known as the founder of Louisville National Medical College, Dr. Henry Fitzbutler was an exceptional physician and educator. Fitzbutler and his wife Sarah Helen McCurdy became activists in their community...
Education Inventors Science

Bessie Blount Griffin

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Bessie Virginia Blount, pioneer physical therapist, inventor, and scientist, was born in Hickory (today Chesapeake), Virginia, on November 24, 1914. In the sixth grade, she had to discontinue...
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Geraldine Pittman Woods

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Geraldine Woods is known for her lifelong dedication to using science to contribute to community service and her establishment of programs that give opportunities to...
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Roscoe Conkling Giles

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Roscoe Conkling Giles was the first African American to earn a medical degree from Cornell University, and later went on to be the first African American to...
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Dolphus Milligan

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Dolphus Milligan was an internationally acclaimed American chemist, best known for his spectroscopic studies of free radicals and other reactive molecules. Dolphus Edward Milligan was born...
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Howard Venable

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Howard Venable is known for the revolutionary changes he made in the field of ophthalmology. Venable was born January 27, 1913 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada,...
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Raye Jean Jordan Montague

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Raye Jean Jordan Montague, a registered professional engineer, was incredibly influential in transforming the field of marine vessel construction. A longtime employee of the U.S....
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Sylvester James Gates

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Students gather around Dr. Gates after his talk. Dr. Sylvester James Gates is a titan of physics. During his doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute...
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Anna Johnson Julian

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Anna Roselle Johnson was born in 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland, the fifth of seven daughters of a chiropodist and a homemaker who valued education. As...