Union Leader & Civil Rights Activist Addie L. Worked on a meatpacking line after being turned down for a clerical position because of her race. 1953 became VP of her Union's Chicago branch & then president of the Int'l Amalgamated Meat Cutters, the
Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles founded the first college for black women in the U. in The school was named Spelman College after Laura Celestia Spelman Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, who made a large donation to the school.
Born into slavery in inventor and entrepreneur Sarah Goode was the first African-American woman to be granted a patent by the U. Patent and Trademark Office. She received the patent for her invention of a folding cabinet bed in She died in
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 1862 – March was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement.
West Electret Microphone Inventor Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone,