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Talk: “Twenty Whites & One ‘Other’”: St. Elmo Brady, First African-American PhD in Chemistry

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Spurlock Museum
Location
Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana
Date
Jun 20, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Jameatris Yvette Rimkus, Archives Program Officer, University of Illinois Archives
Cost
Free and open to the public.
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Alumnus St. Elmo Brady was the first African-American to obtain a PhD in chemistry in the United States. He received his degree from the University in 1916 for work completed at Noyes Laboratory and continued his career as a professor of chemistry at historically black colleges and universities. Brady was most recently honored for his accomplishment by the American Chemical Society through the designation of a national historic chemical landmark. This talk will discuss the life and accomplishments of this important educator.

Speaker Jameatris Yvette Rimkus has been an Archives Program Officer with the University of Illinois Archives since June 2012.

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