This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

November 23, 1897

Andrew Jackson Beard, an African-American farmer and inventor, was issued a patent for the automatic railroad car coupler. Born a slave, Beard also invented two types of plows. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.

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