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Black WomenWomen - Pictures, information, models, and links on exotic ebony women, African American female scientists, black women in Hollywood, and African American women managers.

We also cover African American woman inventor's, Miriam Benjamin, Bessie Blount and Madame C.J. Walker, black women inventors Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone and Valerie Thomas. All very inspiring.

Black Women Inventors, Annie Turnbo Malone

This page offers information on two black female inventors, Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone and Valerie Thomas. Annie inventing the non-damaging hair straighteners and Valerie inventing three dimensional projections. On the right of the page you can read about other black women inventors by clicking the African American Woman Inventor external link.

Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone
Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone was born in Metropolis, Illinois, in 1869. A lot of historians credited Malone as being the United States first Black millionaires, although many historians credit Madame C.J. Walker as the first millionaires.

Before starting her business in hair care, Walker was a student of Malone. During the 1920s, Malone was reported to have been worth 14 million dollars. Malone's fortune was made by becoming one of the most famous black women inventors by developing of non-damaging hair straighten products, hair growers and conditioners and tetter reliefs.

Under the name "Poro" Malone built not only a financial empire, but also Poro College (1917), aimed at educating the Black community of St. Louis. The college trained women as agents for Poro products and by 1926 claimed to have graduated some 75,000 agents located throughout the world including the Caribbean. Giving back, at one time she was reported to have been supporting two full-time students in every Black land-grant college in the nation.

African American Woman InventorAfric. American Inventors - Miriam Benjamin lived in Washington D.C. school teacher by trade and the second black woman to receive a patent. African American woman inventor Miriam Benjamin received a patent for the Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels.

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The most relevant links we could find, placed here free

Wiley - Black women inventors, Black Stars: African American women scientists and inventors from the early years to modern times.

csupomona - Black women inventors, Annie Turnbo Pope Malone, biography. picture, links, other innovations and inventions.

NSSDC - Valerie Thomas, black women inventors, retired from NASA at the end of August 1995.

Inventors - Sarah Goode the first African American women to receive a U.S. patent, black women inventors.

Valerie Thomas
In 1980 Valerie Thomas received a patent in for inventing an illusion transmitter. This futuristic invention extends the idea of television, with its images located flatly behind a screen, to having three dimensional projections appear as though they were right in your living room.

After receiving a degree in physics, Valerie Thomas worked at NASA as a mathematical data analyst. Later served as project manager for the development of NASA's image-processing system on Landsat, the first satellite to send images from outer space.

Black Women Inventors, Valerie Thomas

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