5 Things to Know About Thomas L. Jennings, The First Black Patent Holder

 

tjThe First Black Person to Gain a Patent

Thomas L. Jennings was the first Black person to ever receive a patent in the United States.

Jennings was a free Black man born circa 1790 and lived and worked in New York City as a tailor.

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  1. THIS IS PAUL BOGLE – NOT THOMAS JENNINGS

  2. I was just about to say that. Odd mistake. But when you google it, some pics of Bogle as well as Jennings come up for some reason

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