Black History Month – Canadian Style pt4

Did you know… That Black Canadian Inventor Elijah McCoy (born to self-freed slaves in Colchester, ON) is the reason behind the term “The Real McCoy“? Yep, among his many patents (57, to be exact), he invented a self-lubricating device with a drip cup for machinery in 1872. The invention allowed them to run continuously with … More Black History Month – Canadian Style pt4

Black History Month – Canadian Style pt3

Did you know… That the first licensed Black Canadian physician also attended the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln? Yep, Anderson Ruffin Abbott – one of only eight black physicians to serve in the Civil War – stood vigil over Lincoln and recorded his condition throughout the night. Because of his friendship with the President, he was later … More Black History Month – Canadian Style pt3