Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Day 7 Thomas Stewart – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Thomas Stewart patented a new type of mop, but that’s not why he is listed as Day 7 Black History in Technology.  He is listed because he co-patented an improved station and street indicator in 1883. It was used with railways and street cars to signal what road or street the vehicles were crossing. Their […]

Day 6 Cordell Reed – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Cordell Reed born in 1938 was in charge of nuclear licensing and environmental activities for Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago.  Reed started with the company in 1960, starting as an engineer assigned to the design, construction, and operation of coal-fired generating stations. In 1967 he transferred to their Nuclear division, his task was developing more […]

Day 3 Marie Brown – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Do you have a home security system? Better yet do you have a home video suvallance system?  While the home security system is a very common item in most homes today, Marie Brown managed to do something no one had done before. In 1966 she filed a patent for a closed-circuit television security system.  The […]

28 days of Black History in Technology

February is here and that means “Black History Month” most of us remember these days from our childhood where schools would try and give some information about the contributions that African Americans have given to history. Keeping with that theme I decided to give the world a little bit of Black History myself. I decided […]

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