1930-1939 (African-American)
1932
Tuskegee Experiment

The Tuskegee Experiment, a 40-yr. long experiment in which 399 African American men were infected with Syphilis without consent as part of a medical experiment.

1935
National Council of Negro Women

Dr. Bethune established the National Council of Negro Women. The organization formed to lobby against racism, sexism, and job discrimination.

1935
Fred Jones

Fred Jones patents the refrigeration system for trucks.

1935
Charles Drew

Charles Drew pioneers the modern blood bank, and describes a technique for the long-term preservation of blood plasma.

1936
Jessie Owens

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in Berlin Germany.

1937
William Hastie

William Hastie appointed as the first black federal judge.

1939
Marian Anderson

Popular contralto Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial before 75,000 people on Easter, after being denied singing at Constitution Hall in DC.