Jan Matzeliger helped revolutionize the shoe industry by developing a shoe lasting machine that would attach the sole to the shoe in one minute, making it possible for the common man to now afford shoes at significantly lower prices Suriname).
I cringe when some teachers only cover slavery (slave trade, plantations, etc. The students already know that people of color in America were held in bondage! Help raise self awareness and support self love!
Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 1877 – July was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation.
Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.
Frederick McKinley Jones is credited with transforming the food industry and America's eating habits with his invention of a practical refrigeration system for trucks and railroad cars. Frederick Jones patented more than sixty inventions in all, but it is