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February 2

  • Remembering Selma50th anniversary: Selma-to-Montgomery marchMore>>

  • Lowndes Co. prepares for 50th Anniversary celebration

    Lowndes Co. prepares for 50th Anniversary celebration

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 10:51 PM EST2015-03-05 03:51:48 GMT
    Thursday, March 5 2015 6:13 AM EST2015-03-05 11:13:05 GMT
    Preparations for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March are in full swing across the area. The people of Lowndes County are also getting ready to celebrate their role in the movement.More >>
    Preparations for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March are in full swing across the area. The people of Lowndes County are also getting ready to celebrate their role in the movement.More >>
  • Members of Congress reflect on the voting rights journey

    Members of Congress reflect on the voting rights journey

    Sunday, March 8 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-03-08 20:57:28 GMT
    Sunday, March 8 2015 7:03 PM EDT2015-03-08 23:03:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    The largest group of bi-partisan lawmakers in the pilgrimage's history paused on Sunday to reflect on the struggle for voting rights and pay tribute to the lives lost in the civil rights movement.More >>
    The largest group of bi-partisan lawmakers in the pilgrimage's history paused on Sunday to reflect on the struggle for voting rights and pay tribute to the lives lost in the civil rights movement.More >>
  • Selma tributes start with Thursday night festivities

    Selma tributes start with Thursday night festivities

    Friday, March 6 2015 12:49 AM EST2015-03-06 05:49:08 GMT
    Friday, March 6 2015 12:49 AM EST2015-03-06 05:49:08 GMT
    The first events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday kicked off Thursday.More >>
    The first events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday kicked off Thursday.More >>

 

February 2, 1897

Black Inventor Patents Ice Cream Scoop

The story of African-American history is told not only by landmark events, but also by the more mundane pursuits that illustrate the broad range of contributions by black men and women to American history, society and culture. On this date in 1897, Alfred Cralle, who worked as a porter in Pittsburgh, was awarded U.S. Patent #576395 for the invention of the now-familiar lever-operated ice cream scoop.

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