Category : Inventors

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Augustus Jackson

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Augustus Jackson-Inventor Chef- Created Popular Ice Cream Recipes African American, Augustus Jackson was a candy confectioner from Philadelphia who created several ice cream recipes and...
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John Albert Burr

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If you have a manual push mower today, it likely uses design elements from 19th Century black American inventor John Albert Burr’s patented rotary blade...
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Dr. Thomas Mensah

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Dr. Thomas Mensah is a world-renowned Ghanaian-American inventor and chemical engineer. Mensah is most well-known for his pioneering innovations in fiber optics and nanotechnology, though he has found success in other fields...
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Leonard Bailey

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Leonard Bailey was an African American inventor and businessman in Washington, D.C., in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in 1825 to an impoverished free black family, Bailey rose...
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Bessie Blount Griffin

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Bessie Virginia Blount, pioneer physical therapist, inventor, and scientist, was born in Hickory (today Chesapeake), Virginia, on November 24, 1914. In the sixth grade, she had to discontinue...
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Alexander P. Ashbourne

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Alexander P. Ashbourne was an early investor. He was born into slavery in Philadelphia around 1820. There are very few documented facts about his personal...
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Samuel Lee Kountz Jr

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Samuel Lee Kountz Jr. was a physician and pioneer in organ transplantation, particularly renal transplant research and surgery. An Arkansas success story, he overcame the...
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