February 20, 2024

Black History Month - Charles Turner

Charles Turner

February 3, 1867 - February 14, 1923

  • Zoologist
  • First Black American to earn a Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1891 and in 1907 earned a Doctorate in Zoology
  • Third African American person to receive a PhD from the University of Chicago

Learn More!
Biology Inclusion Committee
Chicago Academy of Sciences
Science.org