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Inspiring Minds

Pioneers in science & tech.

Long Term Exhibition

Aviators, doctors, inventors: the Inspiring Minds honored in this interactive exhibition represent the best and the brightest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

A comprehensive survey of African-American achievements in the realms of science and technology, Inspiring Minds celebrates the remarkable careers of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others who have contributed to the betterment of mankind through their intellectual efforts.

From African-American women in science, to Black aviators, inventors, medical ethicists, and beyond, the breadth of intellectual accomplishment on display in Inspiring Minds is truly humbling to experience.

A Wide-Ranging Survey

Honoring African-American contributions to the sciences from the 17th century onward.

Exploring an Array of Disciplines

The Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Life Sciences, as well as Technology & Engineering.

  • A quick look at the exhibition

    Touchscreen video displays, dynamic activity stations, and more bring centuries' worth of African-American innovations and accomplishments to life.


This exhibition was made possible by the Renaissance (MI) Chapter of the Links, Inc.