Black History Legends…..Day 17

Dr. Joseph N. Jackson

(December 25, 1913-July 29, 2009) 95 years old

U.S. Army Retired Non-Commission Officer and inventor of “The Wireless Clicker”

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Pictured above: The next time you are watching television, remember this guy, he made the television more enjoyable.  He invented the remote control. He holds 6 patents in the area of telecommunications and has copyrights, trademarks and pending patents in the area of aircraft security and tracking systems.

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Pictured above:  Remembering the changes that remote controls have gone through over the years.

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Pictured above: The days before the remote control…..

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Pictured above: Being honored for his inventions to this day.  He was the 4th of 8 children to Ernest and Octavia Jackson.  He received his degree in Business Administration at Columbia College, Columbia MO.  He owned and operated a radio and television repair shop for 7 years in North Caroline.  He received a Doctorate in Applied Science and Technology in Glendale University, Sante Fe NM.   He invented the V-chip which blocks inappropriate content for children and in 1993 founded “Protel-on Inc Market and Distributes.  His inventions are currently being used today.

The next time you are watching the “Big Game”on television remember who made it possible for you to stay on the couch with a pause, rewind and fast-forward. Thank you for reading…stay tuned for more history tomorrow.

 

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