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1 Henry Ranson McBay Developed a treatment for prostate cancer using acetyl peroxide – 1981.

2 Patricia Bath Patented the method for laser removal of cataract lenses – 1988.

3 Levi Watkins Performed the 1 st surgical implantation of the automatic heart defibrillator – 1980.

4 Paul Cuffe (Kufu) Wealthiest man in the U.S. in 1800s whose ships returned many Africans to West Africa.

5 Toussaint LOuverture Conquered British and French colonization to win Haitis independence – 1801.

6 Matthew A. Henson The very first human to reach the North Pole – 1909.

7 Daniel Hale Williams Founded Provident Hospital in Chicago. Performed the worlds very first open-heart surgery – 1893.

8 Claud Anderson Developed an economic system that empowers impoverished communities – 2001.

9 Jean Baptiste DuSable Founded the city of Chicago in 1770.

10 Garrett Morgan Invented the safety hood in 1914 and the electronic traffic signal in 1923.

11 Elijah McCoy Invented The Real McCoy – automatic lubrication system for train engines – 1872.

12 Valerie Thomas NASA analyst who invented the illusion transmitter that causes 3-D projections to appear as if they are in your living room

13 Granville T. Woods Developed system for overhead electric railroad lines – 1888.

14 The Buffalo Soldiers Known as the fiercest fighters of the U.S. Army – 9 th & 10 th Calvary, 1866.

15 Benjamin Banneker Built the first clock made in America – 1752.

16 George Carruthers Developed 1 st moon-based ultraviolet camera to be placed on the moon – 1972.

17 George Washington Carver The first to develop and teach the system of crop rotation to preserve soil viability.

18 Meredith Gourdine Pioneered the research in electrogasdynamics that converts natural gas to electricity for everyday use.

19 Charles Drew Discovered method for freezing blood and established the 1 st blood bank – 1940.

20 Alice Parker Invented a new and improved furnace that provided central heating – 1919.

21 Lewis Howard Latimer Invented the carbon filament that enabled the incandescent electric lamp to glow.

22 Mark E. Dean Co-invented the microcomputer system with Bus Control for peripheral devices – 1980s.

23 Bessie Blount Invented an electrical device in 1951 that allowed WW II amputees to feed themselves in their wheelchairs or beds.

24 Barack Obama 1 st Black president of Harvard Law Review and elected President of U.S. – Nov 2008.


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