African American STEM Leaders Infographic

African American STEM Leaders Infographic

African American mathematicians, scientists, and inventors have contributed to our nation’s greatness since the time of President George Washington. The African American STEM Leaders Infographic highlights the contributions of just seven of the many African Americans who have changed our world from the 1700s to the present.

1. Benjamin Banneker

Son of a slave, this mathematician was also an astronomer, inventor, and writer. Acclaimed for the almanacs he published between 1792 and 1798, Banneker was appointed by President George Washington to the District of Columbia Commission and helped map out the new national capital. In 1980, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor.

2. George Washington Carver

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