Some black facts...
Some black facts.
1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry, leading to David Harris hiring as the first African-American pilot for a major airline the following year.
Did you know that dry cleaning was invented in 1821 by an African American named Thomas Jennings? Thomas L. Jennings (1791–1856) was an African-American tradesman and abolitionist. He was a FREE BLACK who operated a dry-cleaning business in New York City, and was the first African American to be granted a patent. Jennings' skills along with a patent granted by the state of New York on March 3, 1821, for a dry-cleaning process called "dry scouring" enabled him to build his business
Benjamin F. Hardy was a prominent black motorcycle engineer and chopper builder. He was known for creating the customized choppers for the characters 'Captain America; and 'Billy' which appeared in 1969… JJHM.
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