Black History Month: Atlanta Change-Makers

Black History Month is a time to honor the triumphs and contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Atlanta history is ripe with achievements from the Black community, and history continues to be made here today.

Great work is being done both on campus and across Atlanta by Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni. They are working across different industries to help bring about change to improve the human condition, whether it's on campus, in the city, or beyond. 

Atlanta Change-Makers introduces you to a few of the people whose aspirations and actions are making a difference — for today, and for a brighter future. 

Tap here to get to know Psychology undergrad Lauren Hester and Biology undergrad Kemuel Russell — plus several Georgia Tech faculty and staff, and change-making alumni including Valerie Montgomery Rice (CHEM 1983), President and CEO of Morehouse School of Medicine.

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  • Lauren Hester, undergraduate student in the School of Psychology

  • Kemuel Russell, undergraduate student in the School of Biological Sciences

  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, Georgia Tech alumna, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, and recipient of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association’s Dean Griffin Community Service Award. (Photo Kaylinn Gilstrap, Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.)

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