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Lonnie G. Johnson

Lonnie G. Johnson is a former Air Force and NASA engineer who invented the massively popular Super Soaker water gun. Who Is Lonnie G. Johnson? African American engineer and inventor Lonnie G.…

Katherine G. Johnson

Katherine Johnson Biography Portrait of Katherine Johnson Credits: NASA Born: Aug. 26, 1918 Died: Feb. 24, 2020 Hometown: White Sulphur Springs, WV Education: B.S., Mathematics and…

Hattie McDaniel

Actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her supporting role as Mammy in 'Gone With the Wind.' Who Was Hattie McDaniel? By the…

Dr. Mae Jemison

Mae C. Jemison is the first African American female astronaut. In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African American woman in space. Who Is Mae C. Jemison? Mae C.…

Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale Williams was one of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the United States and founded a hospital with an interracial staff.  Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering…