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Tue, 02.23.1841

A Black Man Receives a Whitewash Brush Patent


 *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."

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these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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