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Black History: Celebrating the life of Dr. Edward Bouchet

160221 Black HistorySunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Free admission ~ donations accepted.

Join the historic Ariel Theatre in celebrating Black History Month and the life of Dr. Edward Bouchet (1852-1918).

Edward Alexander Bouchet was an African American physicist and educator. In 1874, he became one of the first African Americans to graduate from Yale College, and was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from any American university.  Dr. Bouchet was a principal and teacher at Lincoln High School in Gallipolis, Ohio from 1908 to 1913.

Music selections by The Ariel Children’s Chorus and Washington C.A.T.S. Choir with commentary by Elaine Armstrong.