SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Select from a range of topics and formats
for your Autumn reading, viewing, or listening,
curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.
DID YOU KNOW? November 30 - December 13, 2021
Did You Know… An enslaved African man, Onesimus taught Cotton Mather how to inoculate against smallpox. The concept of immunization came to the American colonies via Africa. In the early 1700s, Puritan minister Cotton Mather learned from Onesimus, a man he enslaved, about a method long used in West Africa, where a weakened form of the disease would be intentionally applied to a cut.
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Onesimus & past DID YOU KNOW? features.
DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org).