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    Led by Booker T. Washington, the Tuskegee Institute was the early site of innovation in agriculture and sustainability. see work of George Washington Carver who taught crop rotation.

  2. Structural Geologist- He helps us understand how the earth changes over time. Nixen
  3. Founded "Blood for Britain" for blood transfusions.- Widney
  4. Discovered that insects can hear (different tones) and see colors. Guerdie

  5. Created the Ephermis (device used to tell location by using stars) Jada
  6. Astronaut test pilot and colonel. Ben
  7. Invented: Heating systems, refrigerator, vacuum pumps, and tempeature regulating device. Ricardo

    Father of the environmental justice movement, which is based on the insights that people deserve equal environmental protection. His efforts began with Bean v. Southwestern Waste Management, Inc., a case in which an African American community in Houston rallied against the establishment of a landfill in their neighborhood. Charlenda

  9. Buffalo Soldiers in the U.S. Army were some of the first defenders of our national parks!
    Yanette Kelly
  10. Chemist- "To be successful, we have to know how to work with others." - Density Column - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR is used to find out about new compounds. Jahmila
  11. First African-American Oncology surgeon. Zenika

  12. nicknamed "Planet walker"- environmentalist boycotted motorized vehicles for 22 years and walked everywhere as an extreme action to the 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay. Vow of silence that lasted 17 years while her earned his PhD. Denley
  13. Invented the weightless tires and other utilities for astronauts. Monicha

  14. Invented many uses for the peanut. Brady
  15. Invented a new dry cleaning technique called "dry-scouring"- Theo
  16. 2nd African-American physician. Brittney
  17. Self-attaching train cars. Raimond

  18. Self-lubricating engine. Jacinda
  19. Invented the shoe laster. Breanna

  20. Born on January 24 in Puerto Rico in 1874: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (Jan. 24, 1874 - Jun. 8, 1938), bibliophile, collector, writer, and a key intellectual figure in the Harlem Renaissance, spent his life championing black history. Schomburg migrated to New York City in 1891. Shortly after arriving, he co-founded Las Dos Antillas (The Two Islands of the Caribbean), which sent aid for the independence cause in Puerto Rico and Cuba. Moving to Harlem and later Brooklyn, Schomburg is best known for his worldwide collection of literature, documents, manuscripts, and art and artifacts from and about the black world. The New York Public Library purchased his vast collection in 1926. Today, the Schomburg Center is home to 10 million items. Have you visited the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library? Kayzie
  21. African American astronaut. Marissa
  22. Invented the sugar evaporating processor. Shelley
  23. First male African-American astronaut in space. Brenda
  24. Cooling automobile unit. Huey
  25. Changed her name to Madame C.J. Walker and invented hair care products for African American women. Trinity
  26. Invented the steam engine. Geralda
  27. First female African-American astronaut to go in space. Giovanni
  28. Performed open heart surgery. David E.

  29. First African american and fourth woman to hold the position of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson was born February 8, 1962, is adopted and earned a degree in chemical engineering from Princeton. Her work is reducing greenhouse gasses and fighting pollution. Mia
  30. "From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned." -- Senator Charles Sumner (Jan. 6, 1811 - Mar. 11, 1874). Outspoken against slavery, for full recognition of Haiti, against the U.S.-Mexico War, for true reconstruction with land distribution, against school segregation, and more. When someone asked him whether he ever looked at the other side of the slavery question, he answered: "There is no other side." Here are resources on the Zinn Education Project website on the vital history of Reconstruction too often left out of textbooks: Photo: Charles Sumner, sometime between 1855-1865, The Library of Congress. ‪#‎tdih‬

  31. Invented the tobacco screw press and the soil pulverizer. Chandi
  32. Aviation and internal body studies. Maurice
  33. Invented the pace maker. Ashley

  34. famed wildlife artist and inspiration behind the National Audubon Society, born 1785 in Haiti. Christopher