Practical Black History

Day 11 – Jan Ernst Matzeliger – Mechanical Engineer/Sole Man

Jan Ernst Matzeliger             1852 – 1889       Who Was He?           Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in 1852

Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser and Brown V The Board Of Education

Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser           Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser 1897? – 1934 Who Was She?               Inez was born in

William Henry Cling – Did He Invent The Hospital Bed Before Gatch?

William Henry Cling – 1866 – 1937     Now, before I start this, I want to be clear about something…I did not come here to throw shade. I came

Sarah Goode – A Practical Bed For Small Spaces

  source   Sarah Elisabeth Jacobs Goode – 1855 – 1905   What We Know For Sure Sarah was born in 1855 in Toledo, Ohio. After the Civil War ended,

Frederick McKinley Jones – The coolest Man in History

Frederick McKinley Jones     Frederick McKinley Jones – 1893 – 1961       A Rough Road     Right out of the shoot there is some disagreement about

Mary Beatrice Davidson – Inventor of the Sanitary Pad

Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner 1912 – 2006 Who was she? Born in Monroe County, NC in 1912 Mary Davidson was born to invent things.  Her first attempt was to make a

Day – 4 Dr. Charles R. Drew – The Blood Man

Charles Richard Drew 1904 – 1950 The mister has been giving blood since he was in his twenties. These days he gives platelets. He donates at least twice a month.

Sarah Boone – Inventor and Dressmaker Day 3

Sarah Marshall Boone 1832 – 1904 Sarah Marshall was born in 1832 in Craven County North Carolina near New Bern. She married freedman James Boone in 1847 when she was

Day 2 – Archibald Alphonso Alexander – Engineer/Mathematician

Archie Alexander Archibald (Archie) Alphonso Alexander (1888 – 1958) He was an engineer and mathematician. Born in Ottumwa, Iowa, He attended the University of Iowa and was the first black

28 Days of Black History! Day 1

    I don’t ever remember celebrating black history month when I was in school.    I don’t ever remember anybody even mentioning it.   I thought it was a