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  • Archivist discusses first African American chemistry PhD

    St. Elmo Brady works with chemicals in a laboratory

    Illinois alumnus St. Elmo Brady was the first African American to obtain a doctorate in chemistry in the U.S. Jameatris Yvette Rimkus will discuss the life and accomplishments of this important educator at 4 p.m. June 20 at Spurlock Museum of World History.

    Photo provided by University of Illinois Archives


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