Recognizing Black Accomplishments in the Field of Chemistry

To celebrate African Heritage Month, the Grade 10 honours science classes were given a project where they had to highlight the career and impact of a Black chemist of significance and present their findings to the class. For the month of February, we started off each class with a five-minute presentation where the students discussed the scientist’s life, the barriers they faced, the significance of their accomplishments, and their contributions to the field of chemistry/STEM.

Across the three Grade 10 blocks, there were 27 presentations highlighting 21 different scientists: Alice Ball, Winifred Burks-Houck, Marie Maynard Daly, Alma Levant Hayden, Saint Elmo Brady, James Andrew, Mary Jackson, Mae Jemison, George Washington Carver, Bettye Washington, Katherine Johnson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sophia B. Jones, Percy Julian, Elmer Lucille Allen, Lloyd Ferguson, Angie Turner King, Winifred Burks-Hock, Marie Maynard Daly, Willie Hobbs Moore, and Bettye Washington Greene. If you would like to read further, the class presentations can be found below.

Angie Turner King:
Alice Ball:
Alma LeVant Hayden:
Bettye Washington Greene:
George Washington Carver:
James Andrew Harris:
Kathrine Johnson:
Lloyd Noel Ferguson:
Marie Maynard Daly:
Mary Jackson:
Percy Julian:
St. Elmo Brady:
Dr. Mae Jemison:

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