Black STEM Visionaries
Female NASA employees, hired to perform mathematics calculations and known as 'human computers', including (L-R) Dorothy Vaughan, Leslie Hunter, and Vivian Adair, 1950. Image courtesy NASA. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty...More
January 01, 1950 License
Dr Mae C Jemison was born in 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. She received a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (and completed the requirements for a Bachelor in African and Afro-American studies) at Stanford University in 1977, and also...More
July 01, 1992 License
President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Science to Sylvester James Gates, Jr. in a ceremony at the White House on February 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The National Medal of Science recognizes individuals who have made...More
February 01, 2013 License
NASA space scientist, and mathematician Katherine Johnson poses for a portrait at her desk with an adding machine and a 'Celestial Training device' at NASA Langley Research Center in 1962 in Hampton, Virginia.
January 01, 1962 License
Engraved portrait shows American inventor, engineer, and electrician Granville T. Woods (1856 - 1910), late 1800s.
January 01, 1895 License
More than three decades after Carl Sagan's groundbreaking and iconic series, 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,' it's time once again to set sail for the stars. Host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the...More
December 09, 2013 License
Mathmatician Mary Jackson, the first black woman engineer at NASA poses for a photo at work at NASA Langley Research Center in 1977 in Hampton, Virginia.
January 01, 1977 License
Botanist George Washington Carver donated $33,000 in cash to the Tuskegee Institute to establish a fund to carry on the agricultural and chemical work he began.
February 27, 1940 License
Dr Guion S Bluford Jnr, a mission specialist on STS-8, the third flight of the Orbiter Challenger checks out the sample pump on the continuous flow electrophoresis system (CFES) on the mid-deck. CFES is an experiment designed to...More
January 01, 1983 License
Portrait of female African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and space scientist Annie Easley, 1950. Image courtesy NASA. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
Dr. Percy Julian receives Decalogue Society Award.
January 01, 1900 License
Illustrated portrait of American author, astronomer, and farmer Benjamin Banneker (1731 - 1806), mid to late 18th century.
January 01, 1875 License
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, stands with President Barack Obama before receiving the National Medal of Science, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, May 19, 2016, in Washington, DC....More
May 19, 2016 License
Portrait of Dr. Charles Drew (1904 - 1950), Washington DC, 1946. Drew was a professor and Head of Surgery at Howard University, Chief of Surgery at Freedman's Hospital, and an authority on preservation of human blood for transfusion.
January 01, 1946 License
Portrait of Garrett A. Morgan, circa 1875. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).
Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson addresses the media after the astronauts for NASA's next Space Shuttle Mission, STS-121, arrived at the shuttle landing facility for the Terminal Countdown Test this week on June 13, 2006 at the...More
June 13, 2006 License
Frederick McKinley Jones, inventor, refrigeration expert and cofounder of Thermo King Corp., holding a model of his refrigerated railroad car.
American inventor Marjorie Stewart Joyner (1896 - 1994) (right) speaks with an unidentified woman at an unidentified, outdoor event, late 1960s. Joyner was one of the first (if not the first) African-American woman to receive a patent,...More
January 01, 1969 License
Madam C.J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove) the first female self made millionaire in the world poses for a portrait circa 1914.
January 01, 1914 License
President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to George Carruthers in a ceremony at the White House on February 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The National Medal of Science recognizes individuals who have...More