Black Creativity exhibit links Chicago students with innovative careers

By Sidnee King
Medill Reports

The Museum of Science and Industry wrapped up its celebration of black history month with a Career Showcase highlighting black innovators and entrepreneurs across Chicagoland.

The showcase for the museum’s 50th Annual Black Creativity Exhibit has evolved as a tribute to the culture, heritage and contributions of African Americans in the arts since 1970.

MSI Special Programs Coordinator Dulce Enriquez organized this year’s event. She said the museum continues to connect black innovators in STEM and the arts to Chicago’s youth in hopes that they can one day “see themselves behind that career station.”

Photo at top: Representatives from STEM and art companies across the Chicago area encouraged Chicago youth to be innovative. (Sidnee King/MEDILL)