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Meet Isaac R. Johnson, Black Man Who Invented And Patented The Dismountable Bicycle Frame

Meet Isaac R. Johnson, Black Man Who Created And Patented The Foldable Bicycle Frame

It was difficult for an African American to patent an invention, especially in the late 1800s. On October 10, 1899, Isaac R. Johnson overcame this challenge by patenting the bicycle frame. Isaac R. Johnson was born sometime in 1812 in New York. While he was not the first to invent …

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Meet Valerie Thomas, Who Invented The Illusion Transmitter In 1976

Meet Valerie Thomas, Who Invented The Illusion Transmitter In 1976

Valerie Thomas worked with NASA from 1964 until 1995 in a number of roles, including developing real-time computer data systems, conducting large-scale experiments, and managing numerous operations, programs, and facilities. Thomas’ team led the development of “Landsat,” the first satellite to relay photographs from space while overseeing a project for …

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