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Black History in STEM

Black history month was established in 1976 by US President Gerald Ford, on the fiftieth anniversary of the "Negro History Week", established by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. For more information see:

This guide means to celebrate the month by highlighting resources at Queen's University Library (and beyond) that record the work and lives of Black scientists and engineers. This guide offers a small sample of their work in STEM.

Below is a sampling of some of the inspiring stories we have found.

We welcome your suggestions and recommendations for additions to our collection. You can either contact your Subject Librarian directly, or fill out our Recommend a New Collection Acquisition form.