1990 March 16 - 1990 June 10
"Black Achievers in Science" was an exhibition focusing on the achievements of black Americans in science and technology. The exhibit included more than 100 prominent black achievers in science. Sixteen of them were highlighted. Four achievers were represented in each of four research fields: life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, and engineering. The 16 achievers were chosen by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and the National Technical Association. Scientists from the past who were in the exhibition included: Benjamin Banneker, George Washington Carver, Percy L Julian and Lewis Latimer. Contemporary scientists featured were: Patricia S. Cowings, Warren M. Washington, Fern Y. Hunt, Norman Bliss and Christine Darden. The exhibit included biographies, photographs and personal memorabilia. Visitors were also able to use hands-on devices to gain further understanding of their scientific research. The exhibit was developed by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and made possible by a grant from Citibank. Additional funding was provided by the Proctor & Gamble Company and the Black Creativity Advisory Committee of the Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit was on view in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall of the American Museum of Natural History from March 16 through June 10, 1990. Afterwards, the exhibit traveled to five U.S. cities.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
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