Black History Fact Of The Day: Jackie Robinson The Businessman

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoJackie Robinson is most well known for his sports achievements. However, the baseball great was also a savvy, pioneering businessman.

Jackie Robinson was one of the investors/founders of the Freedom National Bank, a Black-owned bank that was located in Harlem. Mr Robinson was also the first African-American vice president of a major American corporation (Chock Full O’Nuts). In addition to this, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American TV analyst for major league baseball.

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Sliding Skin Chair

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoThe sliding skin chair was invented by Earl S. Bell. He invented this apparatus in 2003.

The sliding skin chair has a removable surface, which is referred to as a “skin.” The skin is composed of materials and composition of such resilience that it is able to bear the weight of a load while flexing and moving with the seated person. The skin can also easily be removed from the chair’s frame.

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