Black History Month: Day 18 – The Indomitable Marshal

Rarely do stories of the Wild West and cowboys involve people of color, aside from indigenous Americans who were either targets or passive companions.  However, in the 1800s there were plenty of African Americans in the Wild West.  Among these unsung pioneers was a man who by all accounts was the greatest law man in … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 18 – The Indomitable Marshal

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Black History Month: Day 13 – The Real McCoy

Elijah J. McCoy was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most having to do with the lubrication of steam engines. In 1872 he designed a “lubricating cup” that distributed oil evenly over an engine's moving parts. Though other inventors made an effort to sell their own models of … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 13 – The Real McCoy