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Black Scientist
100

He discovered hundreds of uses for the peanut including peanut butter.

George Washington Carver

100

She invented the hot comb.

Madam CJ Walker

100

He was the first black inventor to receive a patent.

Thomas Jennings

100

She invented caller ID

Shirley Jackson

100

Who prepared the drawings for what invention patented by Alexander Graham Bell?

Lewis Latimer

200

He invented the first clock in the USA

Benjamin Banneker

200

She invented the illusion transmitter.

Valerie Thomas

200

She was the first black woman to receive a patent.

Sarah E Goode

200

He invented the Super Soaker water gun

Lonnie Johnson

200

What did Dr. Percy Julian make?

Synthetic cortisone

300

He invented the modern three-light traffic signal and the gas mask

Garret Morgan

300

She invented the hair brush.

Lydia Newman

300

She was the first black millionaire.

Madam CJ Walker

300

She owns over 135 patents.

Marian R Croak

300

What famous scientist and biologist said, “God gave them to me, why should I claim to own them” with regard to his discoveries and inventions?

George Washington Carver

400

He invented refined sugar.

Norbert Rillieux

400

She invented the home security system

Marie Brittan Brown

400

She received the first medical invention patent.

Patricia Bath

400

She helped invent the GIF (graphics interchange format)

Lisa Gelobter

400

Who developed the largest research and training center for kidney transplants in the country?

Dr. Samuel Kountz

500

He invented the blood bank.

Dr. Charles Richard Drew

500

She created the heated furnace.

Alice H Harper

500

He created the first electricity powered railway.

Granville T Woods

500

He invented the world's fastest computer

Phillip Emeagwalie

500

Who performed the world's first open heart surgery?

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

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