Women September 08, 2019 at 02:00 pm

10 black women who pioneered inventions

Oluwabusola Fadipe | Contributor

Oluwabusola Fadipe September 08, 2019 at 02:00 pm

September 08, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Women

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Sarah Boone

Sarah Boone was an African-American who invented the iron board. Before her invention, the common way of ironing clothes was to use a plank of wood or any flat surface covered with clothes to allow for smooth ironing. Thus, the iron board was re-adaptation of this as it was made of a wooden board, with collapsible legs and a padded cover.

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