DID YOU KNOW……
Henry Blair was the second African American inventor to receive a US patent. He was born in Glen Ross, Maryland, United States in 1807. His first invention was the Seed-Planter, patented October 14, 1834, which allowed farmers to plant more corn using less labor and in a shorter time. He also invented the mechanical cotton planter.
Born: 1807, Montgomery County, MD
Known for: The second black man to obtain a patent