Henry Blair was born in 1807 in Glenn Ross, Maryland. Blair was the second African American to receive a United States patent. Blair was thought to have been the first black American to receive a patent for many years. Research later revealed Thomas Jennings received a patent in 1821 for the invention of the dry cleaning process. In both of his patents he was listed as a “colored man”, one of the the only examples of an inventor’s race being listed or acknowledged on a patent. Blair was a farmer who invented new inventions to assist in the planting and harvesting of crops. Although he came of age before the Emancipation Proclamation, Blair was apparently not enslaved and operated an independent business. He was a forerunner of a long line of future
Edward E. Davis, also known as Earl Davis, was born in early 1916. He is currently 97 years old, and is at least the oldest living World War II veteran in Smyth County, Virginia. At age twenty five, on September 8, 1941, Davis was drafted into the United States Army and was sent for basic training in South Carolina. He was one of five children, all boys, and they all served in the United States military. His official title in the United States Army was to be a carrier, a mortar gunner and ammunition carrier. Davis was married to Mary Irene Tolliver Davis, who unfortunately passed away on March 29, 2005 at 82 years old.
Eadward Muybridge and Cornelius Jabez Hughes, two photographers of the 19th century, introduced revolutionary ideas impacting the way photographs could be taken, categorized, and used. Muybridge, better known as the ‘father of the motion picture,’ studied landscape photos and invented a device that drastically improved their quality. In addition, he helped to pioneer work in the studies of motion and motion-picture projection. Hughes developed new technology related to photography and helped to guide many other amateur photographers into producing better forms of photography. The two had lasting impacts on the growth and importance of photography in the art, science, and everyday realms.
Willie Hobbs, Moore was born in 1934, she was the very first African American woman to earn a PH.D in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1972, under the direction of Samuel Krimm. After she received her doctorate she continued research on specral proteins, while in Michigan Moore worked with Datamax Corp. Moore has also held positions in engineering in which she was responsible for theoretical
John Mack Faragher was born in Phoenix, Arizona 1948 but was raised in Southern California all the way up into college where he attended University of California, Riverside to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work. He soon later attended Yale to finish his college earning a Ph.D. degree. Exiting out of college Faragher became a professor in Mount Holyoke College teaching for 15 years. His interest was in U.S. frontier and western history, Native American borderlands, and the Native American history. Faragher has written many books, including: Women and Men on the Overland Trail, Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie, Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer, The American West: A new interpretive History, A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland, Frontiers: A Short History of the American West, and his newest Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in the Frontier Los Angeles. Throughout those books Faragher had many different publications for their publishing. W.W. Norton and Company was one of his biggest publishers; however, he had more than just one. Additionally, there was Henry Holt and Company, Prentice Hall, and Yale University Press. Faragher only won two awards consisting of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and A Great and Noble Scheme both presented in the book Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer.
Originally, the purpose of the grange was to not only give a social outlet but to provide an educational assembly for farm families. In 1867, Oliver Hudson Kelley was one of the seven men with one woman who started and cofounded the grange. While the grange was founded in the year 1867, the grange started to change in the 1870’s when Grange members spent most of their time and energy fighting the railroads. The grange advanced methods of agriculture and promoted the social and economic needs of farmers in the United States. The Grange taught its members how to organize, how to set up farmers’ cooperatives, and how to sponsor state legislation to regulate railroads.
Dr. Edwin Wiley Grove was born at Bolivar, Hardin County, Tennessee in 1850. His dad’s name was James Henry Grove and was raised with the help of Peggy Traylor Grove. After he aged a couple years, he moved to Paris, Tennessee and became a druggist and established the Paris Medicine Company in 1886. In the text it states, “The Paris Medicine company marketed Febrile, Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic, cold tablets and other products.” This shows that Grove was successful with this business. Before E.W. Grove died, he endowed he Grove High School, which is where kids for their freshman year of high school attend.
In the 1500s and the 1600s there were many explorers, Samuel De Champlain was one of them. He was an explorer of the “New World.”
Elijah J. McCoy was a 19th century African-american inventor best known for inventing lubrication devices used to make travel more efficient. He had quite a large family, while handling all of his inventions at once. Later on, he continued to invent, while living on with his life.
Isaac H. is a well-developed African American that experienced the Great Migration in his lifetime. Growing up poor, Isaac had nine siblings and family throughout the United States. Isaac’s Aunt specifically lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and invited Isaac to experience the north at an early age by working there during his summers.The Great Migration was a movement that changed Isaac H.’s life because his family moved to the north and created a foundation for him.This foundation, along with Isaac’s experience, was established by the Blacks who took a risk and moved to the North without a guarantee that there was anything for them .This risk was in the minds of almost 6 million African Americans and they all made a choice that resulted in
Granville Woods was a black inventor that made inventions like the automatic brake and egg incubator and made improvements to the Telephone, Telegraph, Phonograph, and Safety Circuits. At age 10 Woods worked at a machine shop repairing railroad equipment and machinery which helps him understand railroads and machines at an extremely high level. After two years of college Woods went to work at a British steamship called Ironsides as an engineer. Two years after that he worked at D&S Railroads. Despite all the work he put in Woods was denied promotions and opportunities because he was black. He was so fed up he decided to form the Woods Railway Telegraph Company with his brother Lyates. Three year after Woods formed his company
Alvin York was born on December 13, 1887, in rural Tennessee. His parents were farmers. They had eleven children, including Alvin. When he was Young, he was required to help his family out, such as farming, fishing, and hunting.
Many Audiences have flooded movie theaters since the early 1900s. In 1905, John P. Harris and Harry Davis opened the first movie theater in Pittsburgh. By the 1930s individuals, political groups, and ideologies began to notice the influence and impact cinema was having on audiences. Political agendas began appearing in films to influence the public on political issues such as feminism, anti-feminism, or communism. As a result, audiences have been unaware and unconsciously persuaded into certain beliefs through entertainment. These issues have been subliminally presented to children because they can be easily influenced than adults. Authors and political groups have also openly admitted to hiding political issues in films and novels. Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss openly admitted to hidden political agendas such as Horton Hears a Who, a political statement about democracy and isolationism. Throughout the years’ political agendas have been influencing entertainment and the media about real issues happening in the world. In 1988 TouchStone Pictures released Who framed Roger Rabbit. Though it is a family comedy some might find the film to be quite risqué. However, through the films comedy and brilliantly combining humans and animation into the film there lays a deeper message. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is set in 1947 Hollywood. During the 1940s there was an unrested conflict with an issue of racism infecting America and around the world. The Toons in the film
This is Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison is a famous inventor who invented lots of things that we use today. He was born a very long time ago in the United States of America.
Years later, he decided that this sort of experience had provided him with not only an interest in design, but also a habit of being familiar with and knowledgeable about the materials that his later projects would require.Buckminster Fuller recalled 1927 as a pivotal year of his life. Fuller was still feeling responsible for the death of his daughter Alexandra, who had died in 1922 from complications from polio. In 1927 Fuller, then aged 32, lost his job as president of Stockade. The Fuller family had no savings to fall back upon, and the birth of their daughter Allegra in 1927 added to the financial challenges. Fuller was drinking heavily and reflecting upon the solution to his family's struggles on long walks around Chicago. During the autumn