Ernest Everett Just, a MBL scientist in the early 1900s, is among 27 outstanding Black scientists today and in U.S. history that are highlighted in this article.
By Live Science Staff
Black scientists have launched us into space, discovered new disease treatments and developed world-changing technologies, yet the achievements and contributions of Black people in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are too-often forgotten or unrecognized as a result of systemic racism. In honor of the #Strike4BlackLives, we’d like to introduce our readers to just a sample of the amazing Black scientists in the world. Here, you can learn more about the phenomenal work Black scientists do and have done every day. Read more …
Photo: NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to reach space. Credit: NASA