From the New York Public Library African American Desk Reference (1999), and The Melanin Project, another (probably unknown to most of us) fact about an African American who gave us something very useful for our kitchens: Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, patented and improved the mechanical (rotary) egg beater (U.S. pat# 292,821) February 5, 1884. (See for more information.)
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