Black History Month- Feb. 4
Yesterday's Answer: Black women hair products and cosmetics
Jan Ernst Matzeliger "was an inventor of Surinamese and Dutch descent best known for patenting this machine. He was born in Paramaribo (now Suriname) in 1852. and settled in the United States in 1873 and trained as this apprentice. In 1883, he patented a machine that increased the availability of these items and made it more affordable for everyone. . He died of tuberculosis on August 24, 1889."*
What machine did he make? The Integrity dolls have some of these beautiful items.