GBN Daily Drop for May 11, 2022: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (Black Inventors)

Good Black News: The Daily Drop by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

Episode notes

The first African American woman to earn a doctorate at M.I.T., Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is responsible for the major advances in telecommunications research that led to the invention of the touch-tone phone, portable fax, fiber optic cables, solar cells, call waiting and caller ID.

To learn more about the current president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the U.S., check out the links to sources below:

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