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African American Science Play Online Just in Time for Black History Month

The Real McCoys Science 4 Life is a play about urban youth who do not think they need school, especially science. The play explains that the phrase, ‘the real Mccoy,” is synonymous with quality. It originated based on the superiority of the lubricating cup invented by African American scientist, Elijah McCoy. It also spotlights the contributions of other African American inventors. In a very natural way, it exposes youth to scientific disciplines while highlighting the significance of inventions we take for granted.