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Explore the African American History Program

Explore the African American History Program, an online collection from Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences celebrating the contributions of outstanding African Americans to science, engineering, medicine, and the nation’s welfare.

Read the biographies of individuals who have demonstrated distinguished achievements in original research, important publications, or other contributions to theory and practice in a specific field, or unusual accomplishments in pioneering new and developing areas of science, medicine, or technology. Learn about current work being done in science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine and the skills and training needed to enter these fields.

The African American History Program is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.

Image: GW Carver, courtesy of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.