Who was the first African-American woman to receive a United States patent? FRONT TO BLACK HISTORY
In celebration of Black History Month, THE SCHOOL BELL with Linda Bell presents...FRONT TO BLACK HISTORY - a look at Black firsts in business.
Can you guess who was the first African-American woman to receive a United States patent?
In 1885, former slave Sarah E. Goode received a patent for her invention of a folding cabinet bed. The bed is similar to what nowadays would be called a Murphy bed. Click on her photo to read more about her. (Content courtesy of Biography.com)
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