Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 - August 27, 1963) was an African American inventor who originated a respiratory protective hood (similar to the modern gas masks), credited with being the inventor of a type of traffic signal, and invented a hair-straightening preparation. He is renowned for a heroic rescue in which he used his hood to save workers trapped in a tunnel system filled with fumes. He is credited as the first African-American in Cleveland to own an automobile.
Day 23: Anna M. Mangin (life dates unknown). Inventor. African-American who received a patent in 1892 for improvements to the Pastry Fork. Her fork allowed ingredients to be mixed without the cook having to touch them. The fork could also be used to beat eggs, mash potatoes, and prepare salad dressings.
Before Madam C.J. Walker there was Annie Turnbo Malone, " The Forgotten Entrepreneur" (1869-1957) A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity.
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg: The oiginal “Father of Black History” (Inspired Dr. John Henrik Clarke to research black hitory at 17 yrs. of age)
Tina Turner, 73, marries 57-year-old toyboy Erwin Bach in Switzerland