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Three black women who changed the world with their inventions

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blackwomenFor centuries, African Americans have been a huge influence on American culture. Unfortunately, many contributions from African Americans inventors, especially women, have gone unrecognized. But, today we will celebrate three black women that changed the face of the health and beauty industry. Their influence and contribution are used regularly by millions of people, but most people have no idea where their most prized possessions came from. Here are three products that we probably couldn’t live without, and information about the black women who created them.

Lyda Newman-The Hair Brush:

Lyda Newman was a civil right activist, and amazing hair dresser. Born in Ohio, she moved to New York City where she patented an improved version of the hair brush. Newman patented her hairbrush in 1898.

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