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Black Lives Matter in Microbiology: A Historical Glimpse

Updated: Feb 12



Over the next few days, we will feature blog posts of the above famous microbiologists, researchers, and studies. Their sacrifices, lives, and determination are inspirational and deserve recognition even if they are no longer with us. As you watch the slide show on Black Lives Matter in Microbiology just think:


In these famous black scientists lives "equality" was rarely expected.

Today "equality" is written into our lives, it is expected it should be expected but rarely granted. These black scientists made such great contributions despite the limitations and wide-spread racism how much more could they have done.


Where would microbiology or all of science be if we only accepted, supported and empowered all people despite race or ethnicity? Tell me in a comment below, let's envision a better future together!



Other Posts in the Black Lives matter in Microbiology Series


  1. Onesimus: the black slave that helped to stop small pox

  2. William Augustus Hinton: First Black Harvard Professor and Syphilis Researcher

  3. Dr. Ruth Ella Moore: Fashionista, TB Researchers, First Black American to get a PhD in Bacteriology

  4. Dr. Harold Amos: First Microbiologist, Francophile, Teacher, Lover of Science!

  5. Jane Hinton- Co developer of Mueller-Hinton Agar, One of the first Black Americans to earn a VMD

  6. Jessie Isabelle Price: The Duck Doctor

  7. The Unethical Study That Never Should Have Happened

  8. Hell of a lot of HeLA Cells: The life and Legacy of the “Immortal” Black Women

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