The Hidden Histories of Plant Science
A Black botanist is on a mission to discover the hidden stories of Black plant scientists throughout history. Shawn Abrahams shares how Black people are responsible for vanilla cupcakes, and the microscopes you use in science class! Plus, hear how Shawn started their own journey to becoming a botanist and historian, with the help of Wikipedia.
Hear more stories from Black scientists featured on Tumble! Check out our blog post for a list of episodes.
Learn more about how Shawn became a botanist on our bonus interview episode, available to Patrons who pledge $1/month on Patreon.com/tumblepodcast.
Dig deeper into the stories of Black botanists on the blog on our website at sciencepodcastforkids.com.
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