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Celebrating Black History Month

When: Feb. 19th – 28th
Where: Anywhere (Inside/Outside)

  • Run 5k/3.1 miles
  • Walk 2.5K/1.55 miles

Sponsor by Argonne African American Employee Resource Group ,                   Argonne Running Club, and Dive-In DEI Council.

Earn a 100-point Virgin Pulse voucher by sharing your results:     Emailing a photo to aaa-erg@anl.gov, post a photo on Argonne Cares or ARC Facebook .

In honor of Black History Month, participants in the virtual run/walk are encouraged to donate to the AAA ERG scholarship fund at  gofundme.

Collaborative ERG/BRG Black History Month event

In honor of Black History Month, African American Employee Resource Groups throughout Chicagoland will join with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University to address this important question under the guidance of Dr. Courtney McCluney of Cornell University. Intentional Inclusion: Designing Inclusive Organizations, February 17, 2021 at 12 pm Central – The event is free, however Advanced registration is required.

Intentional Inclusion: How Leaders Can Resist & Change Practices that Maintain Inequalities, to Make More Seats at the Table?

 

Celebrate Dr. Kizzmekia “Kizzy”Corbett

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American woman, is praised as key scientist behind COVID-19 vaccine

 

Fauci did not hesitate when giving his answer.

“The very vaccine that’s one of the two that has absolutely exquisite levels — 94 to 95% efficacy against clinical disease and almost 100% efficacy against serious disease that are shown to be clearly safe — that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, or Kizzy Corbett,” Fauci told the forum. “Kizzy is an African American scientist who is right at the forefront of the development of the vaccine.”

Who Was Edward Alexander Bouchet?

The First African American to Earn a PhD from an American University.

Born in 1852 in New Haven, Connecticut, Edward Alexander Bouchet graduated valedictorian from Hopkins Grammar School in 1870. That same year, he began his studies at Yale University. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 1874. Bouchet made history two years later, becoming the first African American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States. After earning his doctorate in physics, he taught at the School for Colored Youth in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He died in 1918.

Educational Groundbreaker
That fall, Bouchet entered Yale College (later renamed Yale University) in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree—a remarkable endeavor for the time, as there were few opportunities for African Americans seeking higher education. After graduating from Yale with his bachelor’s in 1874, Bouchet stayed on for two more years and completed his Ph.D. in physics—making him the first African American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States—in 1876. With this accomplishment, Bouchet joined a select group of academics; only a handful of other people had earned that same degree in the country’s history by this time.
Read the Complete Article @ biography.com

The Man Behind Black History Month

Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) dedicated his life to educating African Americans about the achievements and contributions of their ancestors.
In 1915, Carter G. Woodson traveled to Chicago from his home in Washington, D.C. to take part in a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of emancipation. He had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree at the University of Chicago, and still had many friends there. As he joined the thousands of Black Americans overflowing from the Coliseum, which housed exhibits highlighting African American achievements since the abolition of slavery, Woodson was inspired to do more in the spirit of celebrating Black history and heritage. Before he left Chicago, he helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). A year later, Woodson singlehandedly launched the Journal of Negro History, in which he and other researchers brought attention to the achievements of Black Americans.
Read the Complete Article @ History.com 
Related Article @History.com Origins of Black History Month