black inventors

107 Jamz Celebrates Black History- This Day In History
You know what they say, when it rains it pours and it's a scary thing if you gotta drive in it without windshield wipers.  Once again, another black invention makes our lives a lot easier and safer.  Mrs. Mary Anderson, invented the windshield wiper.
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.