Henry T. Sampson

Henry T. Thomas Sampson, Jr. born in 1934 is an African-American inventor, known for inventing the “gamma-electric cell” in 1971. His patents included a binder system for propellants and explosives and a case bonding system for cast composite propellants……..In 2011 Sampson donated his considerable collection of historical film memorabilia to Jackson State University in Jackson Mississippi. The Dr. Henry T. Sampson Jr. Collection of African American Culture is housed in the H.T. Sampson Library at JSU named for his father.