Archive for the ‘Black History’ Category

Day 18 Annie Easley – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Annie Easley was born April 23, 1933 she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Cleveland State University.  Ms. Easley worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lewis Research Center and it’s predecessor agency (NACA) Ms. Easley developed and implemented computer code used in determining solar, wind, and energy projects for NASA.  Her […]

Day 17 Clarence L. Elder – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Clarence L. Elder was born in 1935 he graduated from Morgan State College. In 1967 he was awarded a patent for a monitoring and energy conservation control system. That system reduced energy use in vacant homes and buildings.  This was very useful for hotels and school rooms.  The system used an electronic beam aimed across […]

Day 16 O.S. (Ozzie) Williams – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Mr. Williams was born September 2, 1921, he blazed a path of first, being that he had a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering he was hired by Republic Aviation, Inc. during World War II.  No less this was at a time when African American were still not encouraged to become engineers. Within […]

Day 15 Walter Sammons – 28 days of Black History in Technology

While I’m on a roll of people that are not really high lighted in Tech, I wanted to give light to an individual that could be considered the savor for a lot of African Americans.  Walter Sammons of Philadelphia filed for a patent April 9, 1920. The patent (1,362,823)was for an improved comb that straightend […]

Day 14 Sarah E. Goode – 28 days of Black History in Technology

While Ms. Goode’s invention has nothing to do with technology, I thought she needed mention here because I know alot of us didn’t know this.  Ms. Sarah E Goode is the first African American Woman to file a patent. Goode applied for and was awarded a patent on July 14, 1885. (Patent #322,177, for a […]

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