Distinguished African American Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers
African Americans have made significant contributions to science, engineering, and medicine. Many of these researchers, scholars, and practitioners had to overcome tremendous obstacles. New knowledge born from their brilliance and perseverance has benefited humankind.
Over 25 years ago, the African American History Program (AAHP) began as a staff-based initiative in the form of a portrait collection created to raise awareness of the contributions made by an often marginalized group within our society. Now expanded and online, it includes African American citizens of the United States who have made significant contributions in science, engineering, or medicine. These individuals have demonstrated distinguished achievements in original research, important publications or other contributions to theory and practice in a specific field, or unusual accomplishments in pioneering new and developing areas of science, medicine, or technology. Also included in this distinguished group are historical figures from other fields that paved the way legally, politically, and socially for African Americans that followed. Through their work, these individuals have made a positive and significant impact in their fields and on society.
Note: This site is currently underconstruction. Citations, credits and additional references are being added. If you have questions please either contact AAHP directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or check back to this site.