Mrs. Katherine Johnson was employed as a “computer” at NASA, the term given to women who performed mathematical calculations for NASA engineers.
Mr. George Washington Carver was born into slavery, and became known as one of the world’s most prominent agricultural scientists and inventors.
Dr. Casonya Johnson is currently the Head of the Department of Biology at James Madison University.
Dr. Ruth Ella Moore was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in a natural science in the U.S.
Dr. Edward Bouchet was the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. and one of the first Black graduates of Yale University.