black history

107 Jamz Celebrates Black History Month- Today In History
Have you had eye surgery before?  Was it to correct cataract disease?  If so, you were treated with another invention by an African American.  Today, we salute Dr. Patricia Bath, the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.
107 Jamz Celebrates Black History- Today In History
Today, we solute shoe making machine inventor Jan Ernst Matzeliger.  Jan was born in Paramaribo, a trading post started by the Dutch, the capital and largest city of Suriname.  His father was a Dutch engineer and his mother a black Surinamese slave.