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Black History Month Posters

Diversity of Scholars

For Black History Month we wish to highlight a few Black scholars from the United States of America who have made significant contributions.  This is by no means a complete list.  The few examples were chosen to include male and female scholars and to represent areas of research related to Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and Humanities fields.  We also make connections between these scholars and the University of Kentucky.  We hope readers will take it upon themselves to find others to add to this list of names.  This list can include contributors to other disciplines, as well as, other racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in these academic fields.  These would represent examples of scholars, who have struggled and yet made notable contributions that benefit us all. 

These posters were made by staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty members of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion committees of the represented Departments. The HIVE of A&S also contributed to poster design.  Funding for printing these posters was provided by the Office of Institutional Diversity. 

If you note errors in these posters, please email Dr. Nicholas McLetchie at or Dr. Erin Richard at