One of Darwin's teachers at Edinburgh University. His methods of taxidermy helped Darwin's research into evolution.
1st black international football player for Scotland 1881 - 1883.
1st black man to cast a vote in Britain.
1st black professor in Scotland in 1989.
was an abolitionist and the first black woman to publish her life story. (From Heritage Calling).
Her cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. They were essential to developing the polio vaccine. ... Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization.