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Otis Boykin

February 16, 2012

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Otis Boykin Otis Boykin is best known for inventing an improved electrical resistor used in computers, radios, television sets and a variety of electronic devices. His resistor helped reduce the cost of those products. Otis Boykin also invented a variable resistor used in guided missile parts, a control unit for heart stimulator, a burglar-proof cash […]

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Dr. Mark Dean

February 16, 2012

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Dr. Mark Dean Dr. Mark Dean started working at IBM in 1980 and was instrumental in the invention of the personal computer (PC). He holds three of IBM’s original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents. The famous African-American has helped IBM make instrumental changes in areas ranging from the research […]

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Jesse Russell

February 16, 2012

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Jesse Russell Jesse Russell is an African American inventor whose innovative perspectives profoundly influenced the wireless communication industry. He’s know for his patented invention of the Digital Cellular Base station that enabled new digital services for cellular users. As a top honor student at Tennessee State University’s School of Engineering , he became the first […]

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Clara McBride-Hale

February 10, 2011

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Clara McBride Hale, founder of Hale House, a nationally recognized facility for the care of addicted children, was born on April 1, 1905 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When Hale was a youngster, her family experienced tragedy.  Her father died, forcing her mother to take in lodgers to support her […]

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