The relationship between humans and plants can be traced all the way back to early humanity. However, in recent history, it has been reserved for the wealthy, white, upper classes. Inspired by the Black in Nature movement, I want to dedicate this week's post to some incredible African-American people who achieved incredible things in botany.
In 2017, I was invited back to my secondary school as a guest speaker for an annual diversity and inclusivity event. This speech was a milestone in my career as a plant scientist and I am excited to share it with you.