Black History Fact Of The Day: Lloyd Ferguson

Written By: Elsie Law - Feb• 07•17

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoLloyd Ferguson is the first African American to receive a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

While a student at the University of California, Lloyd Ferguson created a compound that is capable of gaining and losing oxygen extremely quickly. This compound has been used as a source of oxygen for submarines.

Mr. Ferguson also created the first doctoral program in chemistry at an African American university; Howard University.

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