First, let me apologize for not posting a Wicked Wednesday last Wednesday. Was having technical difficulties.
February is Black History Month. Americans have recognized black history month since 1926. Black Americans have been part of America since the colony, they didn't get a respectable presence in history until the 20th century. Today, I will take a look at contributions made by blacks that allow us to live a comfortable life.
Garret Morgan invented a 3-way automatic traffic sign which paved the way for the 3-light traffic sign. We have all been in the traffic jam when one of these breaks.
James West research in sound technology led to the development of foil-electret transducers used in 90% of all microphones built today and in most new telephones being manufactured.
Thomas Martin patened the fire extinguisher in 1872. On of these came in handy when I accidentally set my
fence on fire.
Jan Ernst Matzeliger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, which connected the upper part of the shoe to the sole. Every shoe lover should pay homage Jan.
Joseph Lee invented a bread making machine that mixed the ingredients and kneaded the dough in 1895. A bread machine in the 1800's? Who knew.
L P Ray invented the dust pan in 1897. How many of you remember using an album cover? Or maybe that's a hood thing.
When I was in school, Feburary was the only month we learned about Black History. My hope, wish and goal is that Black History becomes a permanent part of American History, not just mentioned in the shortest month of the year. Thanks for sharing. Leave a comment about your favorite black history memory or invention.