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By Lindsey Weedston, YES Magazine

From a better hairbrush to modern 3D technology, ten things that might never have existed without the invention or innovation of black women.

[In honor of Black History Month,} …here are ten awesome things that might never have existed without the invention or innovation of black women: 

Photo of Valerie L. Thomas by NASA. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

1. Everything good about your phone — Dr. Shirley Jackson…

2. The heater — Alice H. Parker…

3. Space-saving furniture — Sarah Goode…

4. Home security — Marie Van Brittan Brown…

5. Rock and roll — Sister Rosetta Tharpe…

6. A good hairbrush — Lyda D. Newman

7. Downtown Los Angeles — Bridget “Biddy” Mason…

8. A better menstrual pad — Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner…

9. 3D movies — Valerie L. Thomas…

10. Better eyesight — Dr. Patricia Bath.

Read the full article and learn about each woman and her inventions here.

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