As part of our Black History Month series, Kojo and panelists talk about Black American scientists– some of whom are well known and others more obscure– and their contributions to science through research, discoveries, and inventions.


  • C. R. Gibbs Author, "Black Inventors : From Africa to America Two Million Years of Invention and Innovation"
  • Rhonda Franklin-Drayton Professor of electrical engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Janet Rutledge National Science Foundation engineer
  • April Ericsson-Jackson 1998 Women in Science and Engineering award winner
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