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The Power of Discovery + The Challenge of History
African Americans in Science
The 1996 Calendar of African American History

While few in number, African American scientists, engineers and inventors have long exercised their power of discovery and made significant contributions to progress. Enhancements to the light bulb, advanced techniques to refine sugar, safety hoods worn by firefighters, hair creams and hot combs, ultraviolet cameras, and food preservation methods -- these were the innovations of African Americans who pursued their curiosity. The individuals featured in Aetna's 1996 calendar are building on the legacy of early inventors and scientists by leveraging their curiosity in powerful and important ways.

Charles F. Bolden Jr.  |  Tony March  |  Bartholomew O. Nnaji, Ph.D.

Picture of Charles F. Bolden Jr.
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