Episode 115: Black History Month

George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

In honor of Black History Month, Distillations would like to celebrate the successes of both little- and well-known African-American figures in chemistry. We begin with George Washington Carver, familiar to most as the man who created peanut butter, but whose cutting-edge scientific discoveries were far more extensive. Next, we delve into our oral history collection to share the stories of two female African-American chemists who overcame obstacles based on their race and gender to make their mark in the field.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
00:57 George Washington Carver
04:01 Oral History: Reatha Clark King and Linda Meade-Tollin
11:24 Closing Credits


Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley and Magnatune. Additional music includes “Cookin' with Cohen," by David Bennett Cohen, "My Endless Thought," by The Ellison Bier Band, "History," by The Ellison Bier Band, and "Red Clay Back Road Mama," by Edwin Holt.

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Sarah Hunter for their help with this show.

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