In honor of Black History month, we are celebrating the careers and contributions of African Americans in physics and allied sciences. Our collection includes such historical notables as Robert Bragg and Herman Branson, as well as contemporaries like Ronald Mallett, James Gates, Shirley Jackson, Ronald Mickens, and Cynthia McIntyre. The careers of Black physicists/allied scientists in our collection span government science, industrial physics and academia. Their accomplishments are recognized by the National Medal of Science, induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and many other honors. Please enjoy this featured selection from our historical photos collection of these talented individuals. To see more images like the ones we’ve selected, type the name of the physicist into the search engine.