Black History Month Port Arthur – Celebrating the Life of Inventor Garrett Morgan

Black History Month in The Golden Triangle Garrett Morgan – Inventor of The Traffic Light On today’s edition of Black History Month Port Arthur we celebrate the life of notable African American inventor Garrett Morgan. This morning you’ll undoubtedly stop at a few traffic lights on your way to work. Garrett Morgan is one of the inventors who made improvements to the traffic signals over a hundred years ago eventually leading to those we know today. Garrett Morgan held... Read More

Black History Month Beaumont TX – Remembering Lewis Howard Latimer

Black History Month in Southeast Texas Remembering Black Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer Black History Month Beaumont TX – Meet Lewis Howard Latimer the African American inventor who helped Thomas Edison invent the light bulb and Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone. Thomas Edison is credited with the invention of the light bulb and is perhaps the most famous of the American inventors. Alexander Graham Bell is known as the father of the telephone and is certainly one of... Read More

Southeast Texas Black History Facts and Fashion – How Did the Expression “Real McCoy” Originate?

Black History in the Golden Triangle Remembering the Black Inventor Elijah McCoy On today’s edition of Southeast Texas Black History Facts and Fashion we look at the Black inventor who inspired the term “Real McCoy”. Inventor Elijah McCoy was born in Canada to parents who had fled from Slavery in the United States. Elijah McCoy’s parents arranged for him to go to Scotland at 15 to train as an engineer. When he returned, he did not find companies in Canada or The United... Read More

Black History Month Beaumont TX – Do you know Dr. Charles Richard Drew?

Black History Month in Beaumont Remembering Dr. Charles Richard Drew Have you or a loved one received a blood transfusion after an accident? They just may owe their lives to this ground breaking African American Doctor, Charles Drew. DREW, CHARLES RICHARD Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) was an American medical doctor and surgeon who started the idea of a blood bank and a system for the long term preservation of blood plasma (he found that plasma kept longer than whole blood).... Read More

Black History Month Southeast Texas

Black History Month Southeast Texas Fun facts and contemporary African Attire This month we will be highlighting some fun facts honoring African Americans who shaped our nation’s history. We will also be sharing some contemporary African attire modeled by local business woman Velenta Mathews, a Golden Triangle Early Childhood Development Specialist. George Washington Carver (1865?-1943) was an American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave. Carver developed... Read More

Beaumont Black History Facts and Fashion – Who invented the mailbox?

Black History Month in Southeast Texas Are you ready for today’s edition of Beaumont Black History Fact & Fashion? The mailbox was patented by Black inventor Philip B. Downing. He developed a functioning mailbox that was very similar to the familiar blue boxes we see in front of post offices across Southeast Texas today. A key element of the mailbox was the hinged door that let people drop in mail and protected the mail from theft and the elements. Philip B. Downing patented... Read More

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