This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. Johnson | African American Inventors | Scholastic.com

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. This helped show blacks that they can make a difference too. He was able to work with NASA and create something great and useful.

At 8 Feet 8 in, The Tallest African American On The Planet, John Rogan Was More Than Just The "Negro Giant"

At 8 Feet 8 in, The Tallest African American On The Planet, John Rogan Was More Than Just The “Negro Giant” – Black Then

Anthony Bowen founded the first African American YMCA in 1853.

Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.

NASA's first African-American manager.  Dorothy Johnson Vaughan (1910–2008) was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1943.

NASA's first African-American manager. Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Mem

Joan Elizabeth Higginbothsm was the 3rd African-American woman to go into space

Dr Joan Higginbotham the second Black Woman to become an astronaut. Via Wikipedia: “ Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham (born August is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Sheila Johnson 1st Black American female billionaire in 2001

Bow Down! 65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved the Way

Sheila Johnson - Born: January 1949 (age African American female billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1979 and is part-owner of the three sports teams in the NHL, NBA and the WNBA.

Beth Brown- Was an Astrophysicist at the National Space Science Data Centre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, MD

She is kind of amazing---Beth Brown PH.D was an Astrophysicist in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in Astronomy from the University of Michigan.

Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.

Today in Black History, - Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in For more info, check out today's notes!

Five African American Astronauts

Do you know who all of these great women are? L-R: Stephanie Wilson (NASA Astronaut), Joan Higginbotham (NASA Astronaut), Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut), Yvonne Cagle (NASA Astronaut), Sharon McDougle (Spacesuit Team Manager).

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