From slavery to inventor ages 5 9 born into slavery in 1850, inventor and entrepreneur sarah e. Resources to learn about african american inventors since some of the prior links on sarah h. Sarah elisabeth goode was one of the first africanamerican women to. Goode applied for and received a patent for what many call the precursor to the murphy bed. Also, i want to discuss how the text features captions, photos, and illustrations help us to get a deeper understanding of sarah e. Goode was one of the first africanamerican women to get a us patent. Though parker was not the first african american woman to be awarded a patent for her inventionthat distinction belongs to sarah e. Sarah elisabeth goode 1855 april 8, 1905 was an entrepreneur and inventor.
Goode, who was among the first africanamerican women to receive a. Although the very first africanamerican woman to get a patent was judy w. Sarah goode was the owner of a chicago furniture store. She was born a slave in the south, but at the end of the civil war goode was free to move to chicago. Goode the first africanamerican women to get a patent for an invention. Goode, the first africanamerican woman to hold a patent. Sarah goode was born into slavery in 1850 and then moved to chicago at the end of the civil war when she was granted her freedom. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multiuse bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multiuse bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. Goode is important in history because she was the first africanamerican woman to be granted a patent by the u. Sarah goode african american inventors and their inventions. His africanamerican female counterpart, equally obscure, is sarah e. Patent and trademark office, for her invention of a folding cabinet bed in 1885.
This is a difficult selection for some of the students. Sarah goode is believed to be the first african american woman to receive. Through words and pictures, the lives and contributions of this invaluable group of people come to life. Today, we are going back to the story of africanamerican inventors and reading closely about sarah e. African american inventors sullivan, otha richard on. Goode birth date 1850 death date 1905 did you know. Dont let these amazing black inventors get overlooked.
H enry blair was the second african american to be issued a patent, in 1834. She was the first africanamerican woman to receive a united states patent, which she received in 1885. She was the first african american woman to receive a united states patent. Provides biographical profiles of five african american inventors including lonnie johnson, frederick mckinley jones, marjorie stewart joyner, elijah mccoy, and garrett augustus morgan. If youve lived in any kind of small apartment in a big city, youve probably seen or used sarah e. Sweet dreams, sarah read aloud for children is the true story of the 1st africanamerican woman to receive a united states patent. This was not only a great feet for the african americans as far as innovation and inventively is concerned, but it was a great feet for women in general and more specifically to the african american women. Goode was one of the first africanamerican women to g.
Born into slavery in 1850, goode became a free woman after the civil war and moved to chicago with her husband where the. Ive located other documents and websites that contain information on africanamerican inventors. Goode, who was among the first africanamerican women to receive a patent, began her life as an enslaved person. How black inventors shaped us sarah goode african american inventors kid world citizen. Sarah goode was the first africanamerican woman to receive a u.
Last week, we profiled frederick mckinley jones, an inventor who, for the most part, was unknown and unheralded. Lab host hannah sherman introduces us to two inventors from the 19 th century whose creations have continued to be useful into the 21 st century. Sarah elisabeth goode was one of the first africanamerican women to obtain a patent from the united states government in 1885. History books from wildblue press cover ranges from. She became the first africanamerican woman to obtain a united states patent, which she did in 1885. In an effort to help people maximize their limited space, goode invented a folding cabinet bed.
Goode, who was born into slavery and had to work hard to build the life she wanted despite many setbacks, readers are exposed to the themes of slavery, racism, womens rights, diversity, persistence, and following your dreams. Sarah elisabeth goode was an inventor and entrepreneur from america. African american women scientists and inventors, by otha richard sullivan boys and girls alike will gobble up this book on the african american women scientists and inventors. Meet the black inventors who lived their dreamsfrom the early years to modern times benjamin banneker andrew jackson beard george e. Not one to relinquish her dreams, she kept working on her invention until she was finally. She was the first africanamerican woman to receive a united states patent. She noticed that those who lived in apartments in the city had very little space for beds, so she invented a folding cabinet bed. People have often fought to bring this standard of living to the impoverished masses, and one such campaigner was sarah goode, the first african american woman to receive a patent.
Goode was born a slave, the daughter of a skilled free carpenter who could build anything. Garrett morgan only received a sixthgrade education, but he was observational and a quick learner. Goode was an african american woman that received a patent for the invention of thee cabinet bed. What do a cabinet bed and a folding bed have in common. Goode, george washington carver, and patricia bath. Born into slavery in 1850, inventor and entrepreneur sarah e. She was an inventor who designed and made improvements to the ironing board. Sarah boone made improvements to the ironing board and. She received the patent for her invention of a folding cabinet bed in she died in by eloise. Sarah goode received a patent for her folding cabinet bed on 14 th july 1885, thereby becoming the first africanamerican woman to ever get a united states patent. Awarded the first presidential endowed chair at clemson university in honor of his accomplishments grant, george f.
Goode, for her spacesaving cabinet bed in 1885she is part of a rich, multifaceted legacy of innovation and inspiration among black female inventors. Sarah goode was the first african american women to receive a u. Asked in africanamerican history, slavery, sales and customer service where did sarah. She is known for her independent films and documentaries, including one about alexander graham bell. Female africanamerican scientist and inventors flashcards. From devices of simple genius like suffragette lyda. These four black women inventors reimagined the technology of the home by designating the realm of technology as male, we overlook key inventions that took place in the domestic sphere. This story looks at the lives of some important africanamerican inventors, including benjamin banneker, sarah e. Below you can view the patent issued to sarah goode.
Goode was the first africanamerican woman to receive. Patent and trademark office, for her invention of a folding cabinet bed. These four black women inventors reimagined the technology. That is the bed that folded up into a wall in small apartments. Following the emancipation proclamation, goode moves to chicago, where she marries a stair builder, has children, and opens a furniture store. List of africanamerican inventors and scientists wikipedia. Goode was the owner of a furniture store in chicago, illinois. She shares the distinction with judy reed, who invented a doughkneading machine that was patented in 1880, and miriam benjamin, who received a patent in 1888 for a hotel chair that signaled the service of a waiter. Born into slavery, inventor and entrepreneur sarah e. People in privileged positions often take the smallest of lifes luxuries for granted, such as having your own space and a warm bed to sleep in. Patent and trademark office, for her invention of a folding cabinet bed on july 14, 1885. While trying to find a fluid that would polish needles, morgan happened upon a formula that would. Goode was the first africanamerican woman to be granted a patent by the u. Mary bellis covered inventions and inventors for thoughtco for 18 years.
Her claim to fame is that she was the first black woman to receive a patent. As well as learning about the life of female inventor, sarah e. Sarah acquired her fathers woodcraft skills, and, after emancipation, she moved to chicago, met and married africanamerican stair builder archibald goode, started a family, and realized her dream of owning her own furniture store. Goodes invention could have been inspired by folding trunk beds. Goode was the first african american woman to receive a united states patent. She was freed after the american civil war and proceeded to open a furniture store in chicago, illinois. In chicago she met and married archibald goode, a carpenter. Born into slavery in inventor and entrepreneur sarah e. Explore our editors picks for the best kids books of the month. When folded up, it could be used as a desk, complete with compartments for stationery and writing supplies. She built a life far away from slavery, a life where her sweet dreams could come true. Goode invented the folding cabinet bed, a spacesaver that folded up against the wall into a cabinet. When sarah moved to chicago later in life, thats where she met her husband, archibald goode. Below are two african american inventors from the past whose ideas have continued to make life easier for people today.1563 1552 1431 590 716 1345 118 1194 263 344 362 1460 708 532 840 1310 1185 416 709 1349 306 1049 717 1447 1339 798 1131 1482 1324 1084 1009 1051 367 698 364 1411 253 952 1481