The history of chemistry is full of contributions from black scientists. They have made important discoveries in areas such as agriculture, medicine and more. They have helped firefighters, aided criminal investigations and even gone to space! Celebrate Black History Month with this video looking back at the lives of five important black chemists, produced in cooperation with the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.
Of course, this list is just a small sampling of the contributions black scientists have made over the years. We hope this video will inspire you to learn more about the lives and accomplishments of Percy Julian, Mae Jemison, Patricia Bath, Betty Harris, George Washington Carver and other black scientists.