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Sarah E. Goode

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Patent Application for Sarah Goode's Folding Desk

Sarah Goode is believed to be the first African American woman to receive a United States patent. She invented a folding bed, a precursor to the modern Murphy bed.

Women’s History Wednesday: Clara Lemlich

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Illustration of Clara Lemlich from Brave Girl

We’re thinking about another Clara: Clara Lemlich. While Clara Barton was one of the first female federal employees, Clara Lemlich was also a working woman … a garment worker on New York’s Lower East Side.