1. In 1887, A. Miles The elevator as well as safety devices for elevators where invented by Alexander Miles, Patent # 371,207
2. In 1887, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Telephone system & Apparatus
3. In 1898, C. O. Bailiff received Patent for Shampoo headrest
4. In 1898, W. H. Johnson received Patent for Overcoming Dead Centers
5. In 1939, N.A.A.C.P. organized the Legal Defense and Education Fund.