S7 E15 Thomas L. Jennings was the first Black American to be granted a patent with David Wilson artwork
No Nonsense Market Domination with David Wilson

S7 E15 Thomas L. Jennings was the first Black American to be granted a patent with David Wilson

  • S7E15
  • 12:59
  • November 15th 2021

Segment 3​Thomas L. Jennings was the first Black American to be granted a patent

New York tailor Thomas Jennings developed a waterless technique for cleaning termed “dry scouring”, and in 1821, became the very first Black American to apply for and be granted a patent for his invention. Mr. Jennings used his newfound wealth and influence as a civil rights activist fighting against the American enslavement system. Be sure to thank Thomas Jennings as you are dressing for work in the morning in your favorite dry cleaned and pressed shirt or blouse.

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Tags: entrepreneurship, Black business, dry cleaning, Black history, George Jefferson, The Jeffersons, Black invention, innovation, Thomas L. Jennings

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