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  • Black activist Inventor

    activist elijah mccoy

    I have never heard of a black activist inventor so the search I typed has discovered this man.this mans name is Elijah McCoy  I have found something interesting about this man from this website:http://www.biography.com/people/elijah-mccoy-9391300

    Elijah McCoy was a 19th century African-American inventor best known for inventing lubrication devices used to make train travel more efficient.


    Elijah McCoy was born on May 2, 1844, in Colchester, Ontario, Canada, to parents who had fled slavery. McCoy trained as an engineer in Scotland as a teenager. Unable to find an engineering position in the United States, he took a job working for a railroad and subsequently invented a lubrication device to make railroad operation more efficient. McCoy died in Detroit, Michigan, on October 10, 1929.The story of this man shows what was achieved in difficult times and what was possible given the tool of education.

  • Remembering our Roots!


    Why do we need to remember our roots?

    I think we should remember our roots because it’s important to know where you come from, what your ancestors did to make us be equal to white people, all the beautiful things they did and also to start spreading the black history through black people views and not white ones. I feel that school’s curriculum doesn’t go into much depth when discussing black history and we should should discuss about other topics than slavery, because there’s more to black people than slavery and also because there’s more to black people than only slavery.

    It’s important to know about black history because it gives young black people a sense of self-identity and knowledge of where they come from and also that history is not only about white history.

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
    – Nelson Mandela