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Frederick Mckinley Jones

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Frederick McKinley Jones

All too often, in this fast paced, on demand world, it has become incredibly easy to take for granted the genius of the individuals that equipped us with the everyday tools to make our lives easier from the light bulb, to automatic transmission, even the ice cream scoop. African American inventors have played a huge role in shaping the world we live in today. Some of these heroes and heroines unfortunately will not be found in textbook… so we here at the Westside Gazette have compiled a list specifically geared towards recognizing our amazing ancestors. We hope you enjoy and if there’s anyone you would like for us to recognize whether past, present, world renowned, or local please feel free to email us at positivitypays365@gmail.com.
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Frederick McKinley Jones

This year's theme for the month is food and food-related inventions. We start with a hugely important invention: the refrigerated truck. Frederick McKinley Jones invented this in 1939; it went on to revolutionize both the agriculture and military industries. McKinley Jones eventual patented more than sixty inventions over his lifetime, making him one of the most prolific African American inventors ever.
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