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Black History Fact Of The Day: Digital Data Storage System

Donald E. Jefferson invented the digital data storage system. He received a patent for his invention on July 18, 1972. Tweet

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Black History Fact: The Automatic Gear Shift

The automatic gear shift was invented by Richard Spikes. Mr. Spikes received a patent for his invention on December 6, 1932. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Ventilator

The ventilator was invented by John Thomas Darkins. He received a patent for his invention on February 19, 1895. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

The time control system for telephones was created by Charles V. Richey. He received the patent for his invention on February 14, 1933. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

On October 11, 1887, Alexander Miles received a patent for the elevator. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Onesimus, who was an a African slave in Massachusetts during the early 1700s discovered the cure for smallpox. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African-American flight attendant in the United States. She is also a registered nurse and a journalist. In 1955, she graduated from the Bellevue School of Nursing. On February 11, 1958, she was on a flight from Ithaca to New York City as America’s first Black stewardess. Approximately six months […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The First Black-Owned Hospital

In addition to performing the first successful open heart surgery, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams co-founded the first African-American controlled hospital in the United States. The pioneering Provident Hospital, which was located on Chicago’s South Side, was also the first training facility for African American nurses in America. The hospital was said to have an extremely […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Charles Evers, older brother of Medgar Evers, was elected mayor of Fayette, Mississippi in 1969. This election made him the first African-American to be elected as a mayor in the south since the Reconstruction era. Born on September 11, 1922, Charles Evers is currently 93 years old. Tweet

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The Black History Fact Of The Week

Dr. Charlotte Hawkins, forged friendships with Langston Hughes, W. E. B. DuBois, and Booker T. Washington to name a few. She was also the aunt of singer, Natalie Cole. The granddaughter of slaves, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins was born in 1883 in North Carolina. She founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, one of the first prep schools […]

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