Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

Siasa Neel, RN, sent us this picture of the poster display on OBS, honoring two inspiring African American men:

  • inventor Otis Boykin, who’s noteworthy inventions include a wire precision resistor and a control unit for the pacemaker
  • cardiac surgeon Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr., on staff at John Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Watkins performed the world’s first human implantation of the automatic implantable defibrillator

Who would you like to honor during Black History Month? Share here.

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