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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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    Bus Boycott: Before Rosa Parks there was Claudette Colvin

    Bus Boycott: Before Rosa Parks there was Claudette Colvin

    Monday, November 23 2015 11:03 PM EST2015-11-24 04:03:24 GMT
    Wednesday, December 2 2015 2:20 PM EST2015-12-02 19:20:59 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Claudette Colvin was 15 years old when she was heading home from school on a Montgomery city bus and was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Nine months later Rosa Parks did the same thing and became the face of a movement that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.More >>

    Claudette Colvin was 15 years old when she was heading home from school on a Montgomery city bus and was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Nine months later Rosa Parks did the same thing and became the face of a movement that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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    Ken Hare in Depth: 4 things to help you better appreciate the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Ken Hare in Depth: 4 things to help you better appreciate the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 3:35 PM EST2015-12-01 20:35:25 GMT
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    This week marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the seminal events in the Civil Rights Movement. Here are four points to help you better understand and appreciate the importance of that event.More >>

    This week marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the seminal events in the Civil Rights Movement. Here are four points to help you better understand and appreciate the importance of that event.

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  • New historical marker honors Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneers

    New historical marker honors Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneers

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 12:40 AM EST2015-12-02 05:40:45 GMT
    Wednesday, December 2 2015 2:25 PM EST2015-12-02 19:25:17 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The City of Montgomery and the entire nation remembered a pivotal moment in American history during the 60th anniversary commemoration of Rosa Parks’ arrest.More >>

    The City of Montgomery and the entire nation remembered a pivotal moment in American history during the 60th anniversary commemoration of Rosa Parks’ arrest.

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