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.

 

Black History Legends….Day 16

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee 

( June 1, 1942-

1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee with her well known sister Diana Ross.  They grew up in Detroit and Barbara earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1965.

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Pictured above:  Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.

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Pictured above: Lee, the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology then later in 2002 became the dean of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Pictured Above: Barbara received many award and honors such as Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1998), Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Member, Trilateral International Medical Workforce Group, Member, NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health Member, DHHS Advisory Committee on Rural Health, Distinguished Public Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Honorary Doctorate of Science, New York Institute of Technology.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.

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Black History Legends……Day 8

Moses Fleetwood Walker

October 7, 1856-May 11, 1924

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Pictured above: Moses is sitting grouped with his (minor league) Oberlin College Team in 1880’s.

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Pictured above: Walker is posing with the (AA) Toledo Blue Stockings of 1884.  He joined the team on May 1, 1884 and played 42 games, averaged .263, scored 23 runs until he injured his ribs and he was let go in September 22, 1884. On August 23, 1889, Walker was also the last Negro to play in the International league until Jackie Robinson.

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Pictured above: left to right- Weldy Walker and his brother Moses Walker.  Both played for Toledo Blue Stockings. Him and his brother owned the Union Hotel in Steubenville Ohio and managed an Opera House in Ohio.

 

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Pictured above: Moses Walker was married to Arbella Taylor after college and had one child.  She later died of cancer at 32 years old on June 12, 1895.  Three years later, he got remarried to a Ednah Jane Mason the same year he was sentenced for mail robbery and tragically she died May 26, 1920.  He died on May 11, 1924 from lobar pneumonia in Cleveland, Ohio and buried next to his first wife in Union Cemetery-Beatty Park also buried there is his younger brother Weldy Walker.

Setting the record straight……

Pictured above: William Edward White was discovered as the first African-American to play for the Stockings in 1879 but because he lived his life as a white man he never received credit for being the first so Moses Fleetwood Walker took the plate in 1884 when he joined the (AA) in 1884.  During his reign, his brother Weldy Walker followed him as third African-American to play while Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. 

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