“Black Genius”

Frederick M. Jones

No, I’m not writing about myself, This is about Frederick McKinley Jones one of my favorite inventors. I felt the need to examine Jones in short to see what he’s brought to the world. I’ll start with the entertainment industry; Jones patented a ticket distributing machine that also gave change, helping create the ticket boy or girl who rips and collects tickets for some easy cash. Next is the process of  sound recording and playback, which was good since the first motion picture was “A Jazz Singer”, that would have been whack without sound. Jones gets credit for a few other mechanical devices prudent to the budding US Movie industry. His main focus was in the development of refrigeration units used for a wide array of transportation of goods . This provided cool containment for long distance transport of frozen and or fresh food for the grocery and fast food industry, not to forget that of blood and serum for soldiers during WWII. I could go on but this guy invent about 60 known patents, which is why I find him so inspiring. Jones saw no need to focus on one idea and the result of that brought his visions into our way of life and survival. And if there’s any inventor to bring up in a Black contribution discussion, he’s one I’ve thrown in the mix. Peace!

Frederick McKinley Jones (1893-1961)

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6 thoughts on ““Black Genius”

  1. Heard of dude…….Very interesting. Not highly celebrated.

    1. Not at all, and its a shame. You and I just gave him some thought so we did our part…

  2. To be honest, I don’t believe I have heard of him. Very sad. Thanks for the insight.

    1. Your welcome, there will be more to come my friend, Peace!

  3. Great inventor. Wikipedia him and discover that he was orphaned at the age of nine, then raised by a priest, and that he left school after grade six and left the rectory at age sixteen. Also that George H. W. Bush presented him (his widow) with the National Technology Award, posthumously, in 1991.
    The man’s accomplishments are all the more remarkable considering his orphaned status at what some say is the most formative time in a person’s life.

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