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Tue, 02.23.1841

A Black Man Receives a Whitewash Brush Patent

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 *On this date in 1841, a Black man received a patent for an improved brush for whitewashing. Robert Benjamin Lewis received #1992.

"The object of my improvements is to remedy these defects effectually and to provide, as it were, a framework in which new bristles may be inserted at a trifling expense after the old ones become unfit to use."

New Poem Each Day

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My brothers I will not tell you who to love or not love. I will only say to you that Black women have not been loved enough. I will... MY BROTHERS by Haki R. Madhubuti
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