Highlights from the Event

Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture on May 25th-26th, 2021 as we use mathematics and data analysis to investigate the history of African American participation in biomedical research. During this workshop, we will examine how biomedical research has shaped the African American experience and has been shaped by African Americans. Participants will encounter stories such as the troubling Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment and forced sterilizations, while having an opportunity to learn of the contributions from multiple generations of African American biomedical researchers, including Percy Julian, Jane Hinton, and Kizzmekia Corbett. By the end of the workshop, participants will be better at using mathematics and data analysis to ask and answer questions, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations using data from multiple sources.

While the workshop is designed for middle and high school STEM and history teachers, all 3rd-12th teachers regardless of their background knowledge are welcome to register and participate. By the end of the workshop, educators will

  1. Learn about stories (historical or contemporary) of African American abuse and triumph in biomedical research with their students.
  2. Understand the importance of biomedical research to the African American community.
  3. Use math, data analysis and critical thinking to check the validity of information sources.


This is a two-day workshop. Attendance and participation are expected for both days.

  • Dates: Tuesday May 25, 2021 and Wednesday May 26, 2021
  • Times: 4-6pm Eastern Time each day
    • 3-5pm Central Time
    • 2-4pm Mountain Time
    • 1-3pm Pacific Time
    • 12-2pm Alaska
    • 11-1pm Hawaii
  • This is a virtual workshop and will be conducted using Zoom.
  • Key audience: Middle and high school teachers, but all teachers 3rd-12th grades are welcomed to register and participate.
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