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Saint Elmo Brady (December 22, 1884 - December 25, 1966) was the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in the United States, which he earned in 1916 from the University of Illinois. He taught at Tuskegee, Fisk, Howard and Tougaloo, and was the first African American admitted to Phi Lambda Upsilon, the chemistry honor society. #TodayInBlackHistory

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St. Elmo Brady - the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in the United States received a Bachelor's degree from Fisk University in 1908 at the age of 24.