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Sat, 09.20.1884

Black Woman receives patent for Dough Kneader and Roller

Dough Kneader blueprint

*On this date in 1884, a Black woman received a patent a Dough Kneader and Roller.  From of Washington, D.C., Judy W. Reed signed her name with an "X," her Patent No. # 305474.  She is possibly the first African American woman to receive a patent.  

Reference:
Created Equal The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

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O’ de wurl’ ain’t flat,An’ de wurl’ ain’t roun’,H’it’s one long stripHangin’ up an’ down—Jes’ Souf an’ Norf;Jes’ Norf an’ Souf. —from Ariel Williams Holloway, “Northboun'” , 1926 “NORTHBOUND'” by Ariel Williams Holloway
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