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How an unsung black inventor saved lives as ‘The King of Cool’ | Chicago Sun Times

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How an unsung black inventor saved lives as ‘The King of Cool’ | Chicago Sun Times

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Frederick McKinley Jones, Black Inventor, African American Inventor, African American History, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT, TRYB,

Frederick McKinley Jones invented a cooling unit used in Army trucks to transport food, medicine and blood during WWII. Jones is credited with launching the refrigerated trucking industry.

 

—  Denise I. O’Neal, Chicago Sun Times

As a 62-year-old African American mother and grandmother, I am embarrassed — and should be ashamed to admit but am not — that I still have much to learn about black history, especially when it comes to the contributions of specific black women and men to the advancement of our nation.

I was born at the height of the Civil Rights Era and I am old enough to remember Neil Armstrong stepping on the moon. I watched on TV as he said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Viola Fletcher, African American History, Black History, Tulsa Race Riot, 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT, TRYB

 

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