Can black women in science and technology help create a better world?
What do you really know about black women in science and technology?
Although we have always been taught how most scientific and technological advancements have been made by other than the black race, that is not true.
We often hear how males have created a lot of these advancements too.
But what about the involvement of black women in science and technology?
Have black women contributed anything is these areas?
Let's explore this.
Have you ever heard of Sarah Boone ?
In 1891 she invented an improvement for the ironing board which made the ironing of ladies garments easier.
You have probably heard of CCTV (Closed Circuit TeleVision).
If you haven't it is a viewing and or recording system that uses cameras to watch specific areas without the need for a human being to be physically present in that area.
That's correct! All those cameras that are all over the world providing security, and ensuring peoples' safety was invented by a fairly unknown black woman. This is why it is important for us to share this type of information. It is up to us to be aware of and celebrate who we are and our achievements.
The global contributions of black women in science and technology is a huge vault of knowledge and encouragement that everyone should research and look into.
Following are a few more examples of these wonderful people.........
Marie M. Daly was the first black woman in the United States to receive a Ph.D in Chemistry in 1947. Among her many achievements, her passion for science contributed hugely towards the studies and understanding of hypertension and the relationship between cholesterol and clogged arteries.
Another great black woman involved in science
and technology is Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut to travel in space in 1992 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
She graduated in 1977 receiving a B.Sc (Bachelor of Science degree) in chemical engineering.
This brave woman defied the odds and successfully completed the astronaut training program at NASA.
These are a few of the large number of black women in science and technology, our unsung heroines who have all contributed to the advancements of the black race.
Many of the young black girls and boys would do well to research these real life stories to see how capable these people were and are.
Too often nowadays young black people and black people in general are encouraged by the media to get involved with the music industry, sports and acting while forgetting that we can and do excel in any area we choose to be involved in.
These wonderful women are an example to all of us as they show and prove that we can be world leaders in any field we choose.
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