Sarah Goode

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Who was the first black woman to own a patent?

Sarah Goode

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.



1/15/2009 11:44:08 AM
Destiny said:

this is a good Black history project

2/10/2009 3:37:12 PM
sarah said:

this invention is soooo awesome

2/25/2009 12:17:17 PM
angel said:

I feel this invention is perfect for Chicago apartments.

2/19/2012 2:42:13 PM
Mykk Law said:

Very helpful! Thx! ;)


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