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

Women you should know : Sojourner Truth
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Women you should know : Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Watch a short biography video about Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and former slave best known for her 1851 speech “Ain’t I a Woman?”   … Continue reading