Top 7 African-American Inventors

Mark Babatunde Mar 16, 2017 at 10:09am

March 16, 2017 at 10:09 am | Uncategorized

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

March 16, 2017 at 10:09 am | Uncategorized

Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams

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Born in 1856, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams apprenticed as a shoe maker in his early childhood. He later worked as a barber before taking up interest in the work of a local physician, studying in what is today known as Northwestern University Medical School and graduating as a physician and surgeon.

Dr. Williams later founded a racially integrated hospital, and in 1893, he became the first person to successfully perform an open-heart surgery.

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