By Ray Spangenburg
The astronauts, physicists, chemists, biologists, agriculture experts, and others who've committed their lives to bettering humankind's wisdom and realizing of the universe via technology, math, and invention are profiled during this quantity within the new A to Z of African americans sequence. In study labs, collage school rooms, NASA education amenities, and the executive boardrooms of significant associations African american citizens were vital innovators, from early occasions to the current day. every one enlightening access offers a thrilling biographical profile, surveying major occasions in that person's lifestyles with regards to his or her accomplishments in technology, math, or invention, through an updated additional examining checklist on that specific. A common advent offers an outline of African American contributions to technological know-how, math, and invention; topic indexes checklist members by way of date of start and via fields of task; and a basic bibliography lists assets appropriate to the subject. With easy-to-access info, for normal readers and scholars alike, this ebook deals attention-grabbing perception into the lives of many vital African americans.
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Blair, Henry (ca. 1804–1860) inventor Henry Blair was the first African American to be designated as black in the official records of the United States Patent Office. 16 Bluford, Guion Stewart, Jr. Unfortunately little record remains of Henry Blair’s personal life. He was born about 1804 or 1807, and he was apparently a farmer who used his ingenuity to devise two products that would be useful to himself—and to other farmers—in planting and harvesting crops. His first patent was granted October 14, 1834, for a seed planter.
Available online. URL: www. html. Posted August 29, 2000. Petrusso, A. “Robert Percy Barnes,” Notable Black American Scientists, Kristine Krapp, ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1999. Barnes, William Harry (1887–1945) surgeon, inventor An innovative ear, nose, and throat specialist, William Harry Barnes invented the hypophyscope, a device to assist surgical access to the pituitary gland. He was the first African American to become a board-certified otolaryngologist and he served as chief otolaryngologist at Frederick Douglass Hospital in Philadelphia.
S. Geological Survey, becoming professor of geophysics and department chair at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1968. In 1970, he became vice chancellor and was promoted to chancellor in 1971, a position he held for eight years, after which he returned to teaching. Bromery subsequently became acting president of Westfield State College from 1988 to 1990. He also held the position of president of the Geological Society of America in 1989 and headed the board in 1992. He became president of Springfield College in 1993.