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Elysian Heights Family, 

Thanks for taking this journey with us through Black History Month. In this installment we are focusing on Black Inventors, Scientists and Innovators. Many of our modern conveniences and scientific strides exist because of Black scientists and inventors. These people used their talents and skills to improve the lives of us all. There is much inspiration to be found in these great minds who dared to think big and push back against adversity. We honor them. 

If you have any questions you can always feel free to reach out to LeTania Smith (letania.kirkland@gmail.com) or Kathryn Sutherland (kathryn.sutherland@lausd.net)

- The Equity Committee

Resources for Families


Historical Scientists
Short Wave Celebrates Black Excellence in Science

Black History Month: Black Scientists and Inventors Part ! (Animated)

Patricia Bath, Ophthalmologist, Inventor and Humanitarian who invented laser cataract surgery
Watch: Dr. Patricia Bath: Black History Moment

Jewel Plumber Cobb, Studied the cure for melanoma and advocated to support women and people of color in science
Watch Jewel Plummer Cobb Tribute 

Marie Maynard Daly (biochemist)
Watch: Unsung Heroes of Science

Helen Octavia Dickens, Surgeon and professor in obstetrics and gynecology


Susan McKinney-Steward,Brooklyn's First Black Woman Physician 

Carolyn Parker- First Black woman to have earned a post-doctoral degree in physics

Dr. Vivien Thomas
laboratory supervisor who developed procedure to treat cyanotic heart disease in the 1940s.
Watch: Vivien Thomas - Black History Month

Jane Cooke Wright, Cancer biology, first woman to be elected president of the New York Cancer Society

Dr. Roger Arliner Young, First Black woman to receive a doctorate in zoology

Contemporary Scientists


Wanda Austin, Aerospace

Adrienne Block, Geologist and Bassoonist

Christine Darden, Aeronautical Engineer
Watch: 
Breaking Barriers: NASA’s Science Superstar Brief

Dr. Ericsson-Jackson , Engineer
Watch: ICE, ICE BABY!: Climate Change as it relates to ice | Aprille Ericsson | TEDxHowardUniversity

Mae Jemison, first black woman to travel in space
Watch: The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Mae Jemison

Shirley Ann Jackson , Physicist 
Watch: Storied Women of MIT: Shirley Ann Jackson

Ashanti Johnson, Oceanography
Watch: Dr. Ashanti Johnson is What's Right with Tampa Bay

Dr. James E. West, 
 professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and the co-inventor of the foil electret microphone
Listen: James West On Invention And Inclusion In Science

Inventors and Innovators

Ten Black Architects Whose Work Has Shaped America

Watch: Say It Loud: Black People Made That! 

14 African-American Inventors to Remember This Black History Month and Beyond

Matthew Henson, First person to reach the North Pole
Watch: Black Excellist: Matthew Henson the American Explorer

Granville T. Woods
Watch: Granville T. Woods, Inventor

Madame C.J. Walker: The Fist Black Woman Self-Made Millionaire 
Watch: Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire

Tuskegee Airmen, first Black pilots in the U.S. Military 
Watch: Celebrating our Heroes; The Tuskegee Airmen

Books
17 Books About Black Scientists

#Blackin STEM: 17 Nonfiction Books that Spotlight Black Scientists, Thinkers and Inventors

50+ Multicultural STEAM Books for Children 

Diverse Children's Books That are not About Diversity

The Brown Bookshelf

Seeds of Change, Jen Cullerton Johnson (read aloud here)

Black Women in Science:A Black History Book for Kids Kimberly Brown Pellum

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, Gwendolyn Hooks

Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?, Sherri L. Smith

All About Adam C.J. Walker, A'Lelia Bundles

Magnificent Makers: The Series, Theanne Griffith

Social Media to Follow

Black in Marine Science: 
Watch: Short videos featuring Black scientists presenting a 5 minute bite into varying marine science topics.

Raven the Science Maven science communicator and molecular biologist who works to progress the state of science culture by creating spaces that are inclusive, educational, and real.

Dr. Ester Odekunie Biochemist, neurobiologist, Antibody engineer

The Urban Scientist Scientific American blog from Dr. Danielle Lee, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Missouri.

Plant TikToks from botanist Alexis Nikole

Math TikToks from computer science student Height Hokage

 

 

 

 

Familia Elysian Heights,

Gracias por hacer este viaje con nosotros durante el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana. En esta entrega nos enfocamos en los inventores, científicos e innovadores negros. Muchas de nuestras comodidades modernas y avances científicos existen gracias a los científicos e inventores negros. Estas personas utilizaron sus talentos y habilidades para mejorar la vida de todos nosotros. Se puede encontrar mucha inspiración en estas grandes mentes que se atrevieron a pensar en grande y hacer frente a la adversidad. Les honramos.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con LeTania Smith (letania.kirkland@gmail.com) o Kathryn Sutherland (kathryn.sutherland@lausd.net)

- El Comité de Equidad

Recursos para familias


Científicas históricas
Short Wave Celebrates Black Excellence in Science

Black History Month: Black Scientists and Inventors Part ! (Animated)

Patricia Bath, Ophthalmologist, Inventor and Humanitarian who invented laser cataract surgery
Watch: Dr. Patricia Bath: Black History Moment

Jewel Plumber Cobb, Studied the cure for melanoma and advocated to support women and people of color in science
Watch Jewel Plummer Cobb Tribute 

Marie Maynard Daly (biochemist)
Watch: Unsung Heroes of Science

Helen Octavia Dickens, Surgeon and professor in obstetrics and gynecology


Susan McKinney-Steward,Brooklyn's First Black Woman Physician 

Carolyn Parker- First Black woman to have earned a post-doctoral degree in physics

Dr. Vivien Thomas
laboratory supervisor who developed procedure to treat cyanotic heart disease in the 1940s.
Watch: Vivien Thomas - Black History Month

Jane Cooke Wright, Cancer biology, first woman to be elected president of the New York Cancer Society

Dr. Roger Arliner Young, First Black woman to receive a doctorate in zoology

Científicos contemporáneos


Wanda Austin, Aerospace

Adrienne Block, Geologist and Bassoonist

Christine Darden, Aeronautical Engineer
Watch: 
Breaking Barriers: NASA’s Science Superstar Brief

Dr. Ericsson-Jackson , Engineer
Watch: ICE, ICE BABY!: Climate Change as it relates to ice | Aprille Ericsson | TEDxHowardUniversity

Mae Jemison, first black woman to travel in space
Watch: The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Mae Jemison

Shirley Ann Jackson , Physicist 
Watch: Storied Women of MIT: Shirley Ann Jackson

Ashanti Johnson, Oceanography
Watch: Dr. Ashanti Johnson is What's Right with Tampa Bay

Dr. James E. West, 
 professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and the co-inventor of the foil electret microphone
Listen: James West On Invention And Inclusion In Science

Inventoras e innovadoras

Ten Black Architects Whose Work Has Shaped America

Watch: Say It Loud: Black People Made That! 

14 African-American Inventors to Remember This Black History Month and Beyond

Matthew Henson, First person to reach the North Pole
Watch: Black Excellist: Matthew Henson the American Explorer

Granville T. Woods
Watch: Granville T. Woods, Inventor

Madame C.J. Walker: The Fist Black Woman Self-Made Millionaire 
Watch: Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire

Tuskegee Airmen, first Black pilots in the U.S. Military 
Watch: Celebrating our Heroes; The Tuskegee Airmen

LIbros
17 Books About Black Scientists

#Blackin STEM: 17 Nonfiction Books that Spotlight Black Scientists, Thinkers and Inventors

50+ Multicultural STEAM Books for Children 

Diverse Children's Books That are not About Diversity

The Brown Bookshelf

Seeds of Change, Jen Cullerton Johnson (read aloud here)

Black Women in Science:A Black History Book for Kids Kimberly Brown Pellum

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, Gwendolyn Hooks

Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?, Sherri L. Smith

All About Adam C.J. Walker, A'Lelia Bundles

Magnificent Makers: The Series, Theanne Griffith

Redes sociales para seguir

Black in Marine Science: 
Watch: Short videos featuring Black scientists presenting a 5 minute bite into varying marine science topics.

Raven the Science Maven science communicator and molecular biologist who works to progress the state of science culture by creating spaces that are inclusive, educational, and real.

Dr. Ester Odekunie Biochemist, neurobiologist, Antibody engineer

The Urban Scientist Scientific American blog from Dr. Danielle Lee, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Missouri.

Plant TikToks from botanist Alexis Nikole

Math TikToks from computer science student Height Hokage

 

 

 

 

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