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Gertrude Jeannette-First Woman Cabdriver Who Turned Broadway Actor

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Black history

The first American woman of African heritage to receive a patent from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

Sarah Elisabeth Goode Sarah E. Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the very first American woman of African heritage to receive a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office 1885 (Patent #322,17). Although there is still a debate over who is the first recipient of the patent number, some say it […]

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Meet a substantial contributor to the study of cardiovascular disease and the first black Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Courage is like — it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging. – Marie Maynard Daly Photo Credit: STEMtrix Marie Maynard Daly was not only the first black person to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry, but she also […]

Black history

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the inventor of Rock and Roll

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The inventor of Rock and Roll! Our future is lost if we fail to recognize the past. I hope that generations today and the future will come to know Sister Rossetta Tharpe of her greatness and influence on rock and roll. I love all types of music, past, and present, and when […]