A French mathematician, physicist and philosopher
Josephine Silone Yates
Who is she?
A chemistry professor 🧪, writer 📝, speaker 🗣️ and activist in the US
She was one of the first black professor hired at Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Missouri, US) 🏫
The first black woman to run the scientific department of a university ⚗️
Why is she in the spotlight?
Josephine Silone Yates made major contributions to journalism 📰 and to black women’s social mobility in general ✊🏾
She played a significant role in the creation of women’s club for African-American women👏🏾
Her commitment reminds us of ours, as well as the one of many people on social media who act on a daily basis to fight inequalities 📱