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Celebrating African American achievements

Black Creativity



Inspire. Enable. Transform.

The Black Creativity program at MSI celebrates African American achievement in science, technology, engineering, art and medicine.

Black Creativity offers a wide range of targeted, culturally relevant STEM education programming supported by the Museum’s Welcome to Science Initiative. Black Creativity programs and exhibits reach over 10,000 students, their teachers, and their families in underserved Chicago neighborhoods each year.

Four main goals

  • Provide exposure for African American youth to careers, educational pathways, and other opportunities in science technology, engineering and medicine.
  • Deepen students’ engagement with STEAM through hands-on learning.
  • Increase access to MSI and its resources to African American students and their families.
  • Showcase African Americans and their contributions, past and current, to the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

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