Thomas Jennings: First African American to Receive a Patent – African American History Month 2020 #BlackHistoryMonth

In 1821 Thomas Jennings became the first black man to recieve a patent in the United States. The Patent was filed for Dry-Scouring, a process for laundering clothes. Today we know it as Dry-Cleaning!Beyond inventor, Jennings was a fascinating figure and abolishonist.Via Black Inventor:Jennings, of course, found that many of...