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Comments Off on Herbert Clay Scurlock

Herbert Clay Scurlock was a biochemist who pioneered the application of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer and the use of x-ray to diagnose dental problems

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Comments Off on Macon Allen

Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844. He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.

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Comments Off on Marie Van Brittan Brown

Marie Van Brittan Brown. First person to develop the patent for closed circuit television security; motorized camera and four peepholes. The camera could be moved from one peephole to the next, and images were displayed on a monitor. The door could also be unlocked remotely using an electrical switch. Brown’s invention was patented in 1969, and became the framework for the modern closed circuit television system that is widely used for surveillance, crime prevention, and traffic monitoring

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Comments Off on Gerald A. Lawson

Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for the PlayStation, Wii or Xbox gaming system you use. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the videogame world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system. Creator of the Channel F Fairchild Video Entertainment Computer. He also helped develop one of the first arcade machines, Demolition Derby (which was second to the game Pong), in 1977. Lawson founded Videosoft, which was a video game development company that made software for Atari in the 1980’s. He was also the only black member of the Homebrew Computer Club, a hobbyist club, which also computer pioneers Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were a part of.

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Comments Off on Annie Malone

Annie Malone: First African American Female Millionaire, not Madame C.J. Walker. Mrs. Malone was Madame Walker’s mentor.

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