Here's a nod to Black inventors who have made our lives easier, healthier and happier.
Henry Blair was a farmer who invented two devices to increase agricultural productivity: the corn planter in 1834 and the cotton planter in 1836. His inventions helped farmers become more efficient and grow more food in mass quantities.
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In 1902, Joseph Lee invented and patented an automatic bread-making machine that could knead dough, allowing for a more efficient way to make bread.
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Lloyd Augustus Hall
A pharmaceutical chemist, Lloyd Hall developed techniques to preserve food that revolutionized the meatpacking industry.
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