Black Plant Scientists: A Traveling Exhibit from the Plant Cell Atlas (PCA) Initiative

  • Mann Library, 1st floor

This February, the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS) and Mann Library are hosting a month-long exhibit recognizing ground-breaking discoveries made by four Black pioneers in the study of plants and human well-being. The Cornell and Ithaca-area communities are cordially invited to browse a display created by artist Maxwell Eckelbarger and the non-profit Plant Cell Atlas Initiative featuring portraits and biographies of Marie Clark Taylor (plant photomorphogenesis); George Washington Carver (peanut-soybean-sweet potato crop rotation for improved soil and human health); Edmond Albius (vanilla orchid pollination); Percy Lavon Julian (synthesis of medicine from plants). The display will be viewable February 1 - 29 on Mann Library's first floor. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the Mann Library lobby on Friday, February 2, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.