Majorie Joyner invented the permanent wave machine.

December 26, 2016 0

  Majorie Joyner invented the permanent wave machine. This device, patented in 1928, curled or “permed” women’s hair for a relatively lengthy period of time. Invented a permanent wave machine that added curl to straight […]

George Carruthers, an Ohio scientist,

July 19, 2016 0

George Carruthers, an Ohio scientist, has gained international recognition for his work on ultraviolet observations of the earth’s upper atmosphere and of astronomical phenomena. Ultraviolet light is the electromagnetic radiation between visible light and x-rays. […]

Dr. Percy Harris

April 4, 2016 0

Dr. Percy Harris was Linn County’s first African American Medical Examiner. In 1977, he was the second African American named to the State Board of Regents.

KHAS Featured story on KGAN

March 24, 2016 0

See KGAN Video   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Cedar Rapids has been ranked 3rd in the nation for places to start a minority business and there are a lot of things that make that […]

Black History – Viola Gibson

March 1, 2016 0

  In the late 1930s, controversy around the exclusion of African Americans from public pools sparked the re-activation of many NAACP chapters. This occurred in Cedar Rapids in the 1940s when African Americans unexpectedly found […]

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