African Americans have made significant contributions to various areas of science. In the field of chemistry, African Americans have developed synthetic drugs for the treatment of chronic ailments. In the field of physics, African Americans have helped to invent laser devices for the treatment of cancer patients. In the field of medicine, African Americans have developed treatments for various diseases including leprosy, cancer, and syphilis.
Below is a list of African American scientists and information on the accomplishments and contributions each person has made to science and humanity.
The following table includes more information on African American scientists and inventors.