Four Black Women Among Rhodes Scholar Winners

Out of 32 American winners of the Rhodes Scholarships for graduate studies at Oxford University in England, four are black women.

The women’s academic careers so far speaks for themselves. Scholar Kristine E. Guillaume of Harvard University is the first black woman to be President of the student run paper, the Harvard Crimson. 

Scholar Wanjiku N. Gatheru, a Truman scholar and an Udall Scholar, is the first Rhodes Scholar to be selected from the University of Connecticut. Scholar Megan A. Yamoah of MIT, is on the board of MIT Undergraduate Women of Physics and is President of the school’s Society of Physics students.

Last but not least, scholar Arielle C.T. Hudson of the University of Mississippi is President of the Black Student Union and played an instrumental role in the removal of a Confederate statue from campus. 

Congrats to these women. They are the very example of black excellence.

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