Percy Julian should be a name known to all of society for the contributions he made to the field of science. His research and development of synthetic compounds made him one of the most significant contributors to science and health care in the 20th century. Read more
Although the name Elijah McCoy may be a mystery to many people, the scale of his ingenuity and the quality of his inventions have created a level of distinction which bears his name. Read more
Often, the greatest inventions are those which simplify necessary tasks. Such is the case with Jan Matzeliger, the man who made it possible for ordinary people to purchase shoes. Read more
Lewis Latimer is considered one of the ten most important Black inventors of all time, not only for the sheer number of inventions produced and patents secured but also for the degree of importance for his most famous discovery. Read more
Fred McKinley Jones is certainly one of the most significant Black inventors ever, based on the sheer number of inventions he developed as well as their variety. Read more
Lloyd Hall made significant contributions to society by developing new methods of food preservation and sterilization which eliminated spoilage and health hazards and enhanced efficiency and profitability for food suppliers. Read more
Charles Drew was one of those exceptional individuals who seemed to excel at everything he did and would go on to become a great pioneer in the field of medicine.
George Washington Carver was born in 1860 in Diamond Grove, Missouri, and in spite of earlier issues, would advance to become one of the most commemorated and highly regarded scientists in United States history. His significant discoveries and methods allowed farmers throughout the South and Midwest to become successful and profitable.
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Welcome to Great Black Heroes. This site looks as many of the Black heroes in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers in different fields. Many have gone unrecognized for their contributions, but their significance is now being rediscovered. Join us in recognizing these Great Black Heroes.
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