S01 E131 - GBN Daily Drop for May 11, 2022: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (Black Inventors)

Good Black News: The Daily Drop by Lori Lakin Hutcherson
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 P  ...  See more
May 12 2022
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Hey, this is Lori Lakin Hutcherson, founder and editor in chief of goodblacknews.org, here to share with you a daily drop of Good Black News for Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, based on the “A Year of Good Black News Page-A-Day Calendar” published by Workman Publishing. It’s in the category of Black Inventors we call “You Know We Did That, Right?”

Next time you glance at your phone and send that unwanted call to voicemail, know physicist Shirley Ann Jackson is the one who had your back. The first African American woman to earn a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – better known as M.I.T. -- Dr. 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 w

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