Science/ Medicine

This category includes blacks in all sciences; medicine, technology, health, physics, psychology, agronomy, environment, research and more.

Raye Montague born


Raye Montaque

*Raye Montague was born on this date in 1935. She is an African American internationally registered professional engineer (RPE) with the U.S. Navy (retired). Raye Jean Jordan Montague was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Rayford Jordan and Flossie Graves Jordan. She attended St. Bartholomew School before moving to Merrill High School in Pine Bluff, where she graduated in 1952.

Carolyn Robertson Payton born


Carolyn R. Payton

*Carolyn Robertson Payton was born on this date in 1925. She was an African American Psychologist and global peace administrator and advocate.

Arthur Walker, Solar Physicist born


Arthur Walker

*Arthur Walker was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American Solar Physicist and educator. This form of science focuses on many aspects of the solar system.

Math artifact, Ishango bone discovered


Ishango Bone

*National Pi Day is marked on this date in 1988. This is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

Dr. John Lowery was committed to Louisiana


Dr. John H. Lowery

*John Lowery was born on this date in 1860. He was an African American physician, businessman and politician.

Mamie Parker, biologist born


Dr. Mamie Parker

*Dr. Mamie Parker was born on this date in 1958. She is an African American biologist, environmentalist and administrator.

Francis C. Sumner born

*Francis Sumner was born on this date in1895. He was an African American educator and psychologist. Francis Cecil Sumner was from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the son of David and Lillian Sumner with one brother named Eugene. As a child, he was educated in the elementary school systems in Norfolk, Virginia, and Plainfield, New Jersey. After elementary school, he was self-educated with the help of his parents. Sumner's early education consisted of reading and writing assignments given to him by his father, who too had been self-educated.

Segregationist Walter Plecker born


Walter A. Plecker

*Walter Plecker was born on this date in 1861. He was a white American physician, public health advocate and racial separatist.

Maude E. Callen Nurse & Midwife born


Maude E. Callen

*On Maude Callen was born on this date in 1898. She was an African American nurse and midwife.

Maude E. Callen was born in Quincy, Florida. She was one of thirteen sisters. She was orphaned by the age of six and then was raised in the home of her uncle, Dr. William J. Gunn, a physician, in Tallahassee, Florida. She graduated from Florida A & M University in 1922 and then completed her nursing course at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

Lloyd Noel Ferguson, Chemist born


Lloyd Noel Ferguson

*Lloyd Noel Ferguson was born on this date in 1918. He was an African American chemist, author and educator.