Have You Heard of Alice Augusta Ball?

Yes, Leprosy was before our time! But if you have heard of it, you should have heard of Alice Augusta Ball. She was an American chemist who developed the "Ball Method", the most effective treatment for leprosy during the early 20th century.  She was the first woman and first African American to receive a master's [...]

Before There Was A Model T., There Was C.R. Patterson and Sons

It is no accident that most of us have never heard of Frederick Douglas Patterson. He was an American entrepreneur known for the Greenfield-Patterson automobile of 1915, built in Ohio. He later converted his business to the Greenfield Bus Body Company. Built by the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer, The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company, [...]