National Inventors Hall of Fame will induct two Black women for the first time in history

National Inventors Hall of Fame will induct two Black women for the first time in history

Ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia Bath and computer engineer Marian Croak will join the likes of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Steve Jobs. BY CONNIE LIN

The National Inventors Hall of Fame, which celebrates innovators and trailblazers both living and dead, will induct its first-ever Black female honorees this year.

Dr. Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist and laser scientist, and Marian Croak, a computer engineer, will make history as part of the organization’s class of 2022. They are joined by 22 other annual inductees, whose portraits in the Arlington, Virginia, hall of fame will be unveiled next May.

This article appears in its entirety at The Fast Company website. It can be read here.

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