Women you should know: Marjorie Joyner
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Women you should know: Marjorie Joyner

Marjorie Stewart Joyner  was the granddaughter of a slave and a white slave-owner, she was born on October 24, 1896 in Monterey, Virginia. She moved to Chicago in 1912, and shortly thereafter, she began studying cosmetology. In 1916, she became the first African American graduate of Chicago’s A.B. Molar Beauty School. In Chicago, Joyner met … Continue reading

Women you should know: Patricia Bath
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Women you should know: Patricia Bath

Patricia E. Bath, an ophthalmologist and laser scientist, is an innovative research scientist and advocate for blindness prevention, treatment, and cure. Born on November 4, 1942, in Harlem, Manhattan, Bath is the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father, an immigrant from Trinidad, was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black … Continue reading

Female inventors: Bessie Blount Griffin
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Female inventors: Bessie Blount Griffin

Bessie Virginia Blount (November 24, 1914 – December 30, 2009) was a physical therapist, inventor, and forensic scientist also known by her married name, Bessie Blount Griffin. By the time she completed sixth grade, she had exhausted the academic resources for black children in her community. The family relocated to New Jersey, and Bessie continued her self-study, earning … Continue reading