Tag: Black History Month


Colorful collage of historic figure, Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker, the First African-American Man of Science

“Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.” - Benjamin Banneker Is there a school in your neighborhood named after a person but you don’t know anything about them? In honor of Black History Month, we…
Collage of Gladys West with a navy blue and pink gradient

Meet Gladys West, the Hidden Figure of GPS

Born in rural Virginia in 1930, Gladys West was critical to the development of what we now know as GPS or Global Positioning Systems. She grew up in a community of sharecroppers and realized she would need to focus on education if she did not want a future on farms or factories. From Valedictorian…