Marking Black History Month: Scientists’ Stories

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, Twig Education is running a series of articles about some of the many historical Black scientists who have made their mark with their inspiring and important contributions to science history.

Click on the links to read each of of our Black History Month scientists’ stories.


Alice Ball

Born: 1892
Died: 1916

Chemist who invented the “Ball Method,” the most effective method of treating leprosy in the early 20th century.

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Mae Jemison

Born: 1956

Engineer, physician, and former astronaut, who became the first Black woman to go to space.

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George Washington Carver

Born: 1864?
Died: 1943

Agriculturist who developed innovative crop system and invented 300 new ways to use peanuts.

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