Freedom is beautiful, but it is also dangerous. Because as a matter of fact, freedom is not free. There are thoughts and actions that either keep you free or take you back to bondage. Today we have all the freedom in the world as black Africans but what do we do with it?
Back in the days that racial segregation was very high, it seemed we understood more what freedom really was or maybe a lack of black history is disconnecting us from knowing who we really are so that we can dream bigger dreams that is beyond making money and fame.
Meet the black inventor and entrepreneur Granville T woods who was largely self taught. Who took advantage of the limited freedom we all have plenty today to become one of the greatest inventor that the world never knew. He was popularly referred to as “The Black Edison”. And held over 60 patents on different inventions. His first patent, for a Steam Boiler Furnace, June 3, 1884
o Apparatus for Transmission of Messages by Electricity, April 7, 1885
o Electro Mechanical Brake Apparatus , Oct. 18, 1887
o Galvanic Battery , Aug. 14, 1888
o Automatic Safety Cut-Out for Electric Circuits, Oct. 14, 1890
o System of Electrical Distribution, Oct. 13, 1896
o Overhead Conducting System for Electric Railway, May 29, 1888
o System of Electrical Control, April 15, 1902
o Motor Controlling Apparatus, April 15, 1902
o Safety Apparatus for Railways, Oct. 16, 1906
The role of history is mostly as an activator rather than as a reminder. To ignite upcoming generations to continue with the chain of greatness from where the former left it. I personally believe that the next level of freedom for the black race that upon this generation is intellectual. We have to intellectually prove that we are a free people.
More importantly, if we did it before, we can do it again and even better.
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