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Sarah Goode earned a prominent place among famous black inventors and famous women inventors by being the first black woman to own a patent in the United States. In 1885 she patented a folding cabinet bed.
Goode was one of the many African Americans to be freed from slavery at the end of the Civil War. She moved to Chicago and opened a furniture store. Her cabinet bed invention was designed with small Chicago apartments in mind.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|