Frederick McKinley Jones, A True Genius

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Frederick McKinley Jones is undisputably one of the most important African American inventors ever, holding more than 60 patents in a variety of fields...

Dr. George F. Grant…Teeing it Up!

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Inventor - "The Golf Tee" Patent #628,920, December 12, 1899Dr. George Franklin Grant was born in Oswego, New York in 1847, and was the son...

Jan Ernst Matzeliger

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Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in Dutch Guiana, the son of a Black woman and a Dutch engineer.  He began working in his father's...

Freddie Figgers: Four Patents and Going Strong!

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Meet 26-year-old Freddie Figgers, who became "one of the youngest African-Americans to own and operate an independent, U.S.-based telecommunications company." This company is called...

The Fabulous Nina Simone!

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I’ve been hearing all my life that I’m a late bloomer, and this weekend I finally accepted that fact. That’s because I was scrolling...