8 Black Female Inventors You Might Not Know

Mildred Kenner
joined her sister Mary Davidson in patenting many practical inventions. Neither of the sisters had any technical education, but that didn’t stop them from inventing the sanitary belt in 1956. Three years later, Kenner invented the moisture-resistant pocket for the belt.

While disabled from multiple sclerosis, Kenner went on to invent The Walker and the toilet-tissue holder.

Sarah Breedlove
(1867-1919)known commonly as Madam C. J. Walker, was an  entrepreneur, philanthropist and the first self-made millionaire woman of any race in America. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for Black women under the company she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Co.

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