Black History Month 2019 February 05, 2019 at 05:00 pm

African-American icons unfairly overlooked during Black History Month

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019 at 05:00 pm

February 05, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Black History Month 2019

Pic credit: New York Times

Granville Tailer Woods

Known as the ‘Black Edison,’ Woods was the first American of African ancestry to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War. Having held more than 50 patents, trains and streetcars were what he focused on in his work. One of his notable inventions was the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains. This improved public transportation and made it safer for the cities of the United States.

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