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Five Black Chemists Who Changed the World

The video, produced by the American Chemical Society and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), highlights the work of five Black chemistry icons. They include astronaut and chemical engineer Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space; Percy Julian, a pioneer in synthesizing materials from plants; Patricia Bath, who invented a new treatment for cataracts; Betty Harris, who patented a device that could test for explosives during criminal investigations; and George Washington Carver, the "King of the Peanut."

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