Benjamin Montgomery  was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for African Americans in 1853.  This was one of the first organizations for African Americans.  Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist African American troops to fight in the civil war.  He was also the first African American to work in the US Patent Office.

Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for African Americans in 1853. This was one of the first organizations for African Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist African American troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first African American to work in the US Patent Office.

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US patent office ruling cancels 'disparaging' Redskins trademark #WashingtonRedskins #NFL #ProFootball

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own

Patent drawings are free from the US Patent Office and make fun DIY wall art. Blog post includes free download of #woodworking tools. #patentdrawings #diywallart

Patent drawings are free from the US Patent Office and make fun DIY wall art. Blog post includes free download of #woodworking tools. #patentdrawings #diywallart

Tutorial: How to Search the US Patent & Trademark Office TESS Database - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Tutorial: How to Search the US Patent & Trademark Office TESS Database - by cuttingforbusiness.com

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