1. In 1870, J. W. West Received Patent for Wagon
2. In 1887, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Electromagnetic brake apparatus
3. In 1932, Lloyd A. Hall received Patent for Asphalt Emulsion & Manufacture. thereof.
4. In 1945, Paul Robeson, Actor, singer and activist receives the NAACP’s prestigious Spingarn Medal for his artistic achievements.