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Mary Maynard Daly: First African American Woman to Earn a PhD in Chemistry

Note:  This post isn’t for Black History Month.  I will actually be writing this type of post all throughout the year about men and women scientists who beat the odds.  

In 1947, Marie Maynard Daly became the first black woman to earn a PhD in Chemistry (from Columbia University).  Nearly 70 years later, women and people of color still experience difficulty in all fields of science.  Imagine this were there 1940s, then imagine the incredible feat that was Dr. Daly’s success.  Her work was pioneering.  She worked to increase the presence of women and minorities in medical and graduate school far before it became popular to do so.

I have to get back to data analysis, so I have added links below for more information on Marie Maynard Daly.

Chemical Heritage Foundation-Marie Maynard Daly

BlackPast.org-Marie Maynard Daly

University of California, Irvine-Marie Maynard Daly

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One thought on “Mary Maynard Daly: First African American Woman to Earn a PhD in Chemistry

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