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

African Americans have a long history of scientific inventions; this play helps expose teens to the contributions of African American scientists.

Round Rock, TX, February 27, 2012 –(– 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.

Although The Real McCoys Science 4 Life was originally written in 1996, this play is timeless. When it was mounted in 2010, you could hear a pin drop as the teens read through the script. The colorful characters capture teenagers’ attention and engage them using relevant experiences. Not only through the poignant language does the play remain timely, but it also demonstrates some of the persistent diversions competing with education.

The play is now available for download in PDF form at and softback copies can be ordered online at Amazon.

The Real McCoys Science 4 Life promotes the themes of education, challenging yourself, community involvement, and overcoming obstacles.

“I found myself having insightful ‘ah-ha’ moments of learning, outbreaks of laughter, and wanting not only another play performed, but more information about science and the world. I fell in love with the play.” – Marvie Ellis, M.S., CCC-SLP Award Winning Children’s Book Author of “Keisha’s Doors”


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