Anne Harrigan: Achievements, Not Slavery Alone, Should Be Noted in Black History Month

Anne Harrigan is a resident of Danbury The history of African Americans should not be defined only in the context of slavery. Their history is also full of wonderful people who have added to the greatness of this country. African-American inventors have created many widely used devices in the world

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George E. Taylor, 1904 United States Presidential Candidate

George E. Taylor, 1904 National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Candidate In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of

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C. R. Patterson & Son, The Only Black Owned & Operated Automobile Manufacturing Company

The Charles Richard Patterson & Son Carriage Company of Greenfield, Ohio became the nation’s, and the world’s, first and only African-American founded and owned automobile manufacturing company. The company began as a manufacturer of horse drawn carriages and ended up as a manufacturer of buses for both urban transportation systems

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