African American Women Inventors

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Most people probably don’t realize that many African American women have contributed to medicine, science, and technology. Before the abolition of slavery, all slaves were prevented from patenting their inventions. If a slave invented something, the patent was granted to the slave owner. After the American Civil War, black and white women were often not given credit for their inventions. Instead, inventions were attributed to male…

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Brendareeves

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A free spirit, visual artist, writer, animal lover, introvert, blogger and independent woman.