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Black History Inventors: Mary Kenner 🩸



Mary Kenner, the Black Inventor Who Changed Women’s Lives. Forget what you think you know about history! Today, we celebrate the trailblazing Black inventor Mary Kenner, whose ingenious creations made life easier for countless women.

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Meet the woman who:

• 🩸 Revolutionized period care: Invented the adjustable sanitary belt, a precursor to modern maxi pads, in the 1950s!
• ✨ Broke barriers despite discrimination: Facing both racism and sexism, Mary persevered and proved her brilliance against all odds.

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  1. @DLewis-kt9ok

    January 31, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    There’s nothing better than a smart, graceful Black woman.❤

  2. @chicago44tj

    March 20, 2024 at 5:49 pm

    It's not racially discrimination alone, but HATE also.

  3. @barbaramack2897

    March 21, 2024 at 9:53 am

    Thank you so much, Ms. Kenner.

  4. @letthelightshinein

    March 21, 2024 at 10:58 am

    "Kenner never made any money from the sanitary belt, because her patent expired and became public domain, allowing it to be manufactured freely. She later invented a modification of the sanitary belt that included a "moisture resistant pocket."

    👀 How was it racist of her patent expired

    This has been happening since the dawn of inventions.

  5. @lorealdrayton6164

    March 21, 2024 at 4:04 pm


  6. @chrissharp3859

    March 21, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    Racism impacted us financially. To hell with 48 acres and a mule let us get our money for our inventions!

  7. @SimplyHealthyWomb

    March 21, 2024 at 9:25 pm

    ❤!!! She is my inspiration.

  8. @kellyjordan9849

    March 22, 2024 at 12:19 am

    Thank you for all you’ve done.

  9. @shariffbrown4444

    March 22, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    Real talk about it Niji up stand up for this inventer

  10. @ElnaraDaniels

    March 22, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    She was brilliant

  11. @barbaracoleman8071

    March 22, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    I learned something New everyday than you Ms. LADY YOU SAVED MY SCHOOL ATIRE❤❤❤❤❤🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  12. @user-pl3vg1fh1g

    March 22, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    Wow I wore this it made things èàsìer when I played volley ball in high school in the fifties thàñk you

  13. @nicoldavis-johnson7080

    March 23, 2024 at 12:18 am

    Thank you for sharing this information.

  14. @LightingLotusLove

    March 23, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    When America says “you’re not impacted by the actions of the past on black Americans”.

  15. @kriselawson2

    March 24, 2024 at 1:43 am

    I PRAY that her family is suing everybody and they Momma for theft, deception and discrimination and anything else they can come up with!✝️🛐🙏🏽💯SMH

  16. @monicawaters6681

    March 24, 2024 at 11:40 am

    She was brilliant!

  17. @user-rk8we7wo2e

    March 24, 2024 at 8:58 pm

    I used to use her inventions back in the 1970s, and I thank you for the beautiful sanitary belt. Rest In Peace 🙏 ❤.

  18. @zeemc2751

    March 25, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    As usual, another stolen invention 😐😐

  19. @NatashaLawes-xg3uk

    March 26, 2024 at 10:57 am

    oh so she invented the thong without knowing it

  20. @hazelthompson435

    March 26, 2024 at 5:55 pm


  21. @user-hp6ux5lf7p

    March 27, 2024 at 7:24 am

    Imagine if the Americans hadn't denied her the right to patent her creation and had allowed her just like any white people to collect royalties from the patent and passed on those rights to her children. Then we could have a rich black family with old money who can be of inspiration to other black people

  22. @divined243

    March 29, 2024 at 8:45 am

    Damn, white people have stolen everything from us!! Shame on them!!😡

  23. @Alleymurphy-ge6ek

    March 29, 2024 at 9:48 am

    👸🏽🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️ A true genius a black american queen

  24. @malachijustice5551

    March 30, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    That’s my family look how great we are. We have nothing to be ashamed of.

  25. @lizziesmith6715

    April 2, 2024 at 7:16 pm


  26. @nigerjenkins6372

    April 5, 2024 at 1:40 am

    Amen Thank u Lord Jesus for u allowing her to make the pads for us women

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Let me take you on a journey through some of these fascinating pieces of evidence of African presence in America 2000 years before Columbus. Take them with a grain of salt if you have to, but I think they are worth some consideration.
1. Olmec Heads: The colossal stone heads created by the Olmec civilization in present-day Mexico, which date back to 1500 BCE to 400 BCE, feature distinctly African facial features. These heads feature facial features such as broad noses, full lips, and round faces that clearly resemble those of Africans more than the indigenous populations of the Americas. Tell me this is not a black man right there. The detailed and realistic nature of the Olmec heads suggests they were based on real individuals. It is no wonder not surprising that some researchers contend that these features indicate an African presence in pre-Columbian America.

2. African Artifacts in the Americas: Artifacts such as cotton from Africa and tobacco pipes found in pre-Columbian sites in South America have led some to speculate about transatlantic contact. In addition, metal artefacts with similar metallurgical techniques to those used in West Africa have been found in pre-Columbian American sites.

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3. Botanical Evidence: Certain plants like the bottle gourd and the sweet potato are thought to have originated in Africa and Asia but were present in pre-Columbian America, suggesting possible ancient transoceanic contact.

4. Linguistic Evidence: Some linguists claim to have found similarities between certain Native American languages and African languages. Some proponents argue that there are similarities between ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and symbols found in Mesoamerican writing systems, such as those of the Maya. The Mandinka word “makala,” meaning “rice,” is compared to the similar-sounding words in some Native American languages.

Dr. Clyde Winters points to shared vocabulary and phonetic similarities, such as the word “yu” in Mandinka meaning “to give” and a similar-sounding word in the Olmec language with the same meaning.
Leo Wiener, in his early 20th-century work “Africa and the Discovery of America,” cited examples such as the Wolof word “tem” (to cut) and its similarity to the Algonquian word “temagun” (an axe).

5. THOR HEYERDAHL’S RAFT EXPERIMENTS: The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl demonstrated with his expeditions (Kon-Tiki and Ra) that it was possible to travel across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans using ancient boat-building techniques, suggesting that such voyages could have occurred in ancient times.

6. Ancient Maps: Some historical maps, such as the Piri Reis map, allegedly show parts of the American continent with a level of detail suggesting pre-Columbian exploration, potentially by African or other non-European civilizations.

7. Skull Analysis: Studies of certain skeletal remains, such as the Luzia Woman found in Brazil, have shown features that some anthropologists argue resemble those of African or Australoid populations rather than Native American populations.

8. Accounts from Early European Explorers: Some early European explorers, such as Vasco Núñez de Balboa, reported encountering dark-skinned peoples in the Americas upon their arrival.

9. Cultural Similarities: Some researchers point to cultural parallels between African and American civilizations, such as pyramid building, similar religious practices, and iconography, as potential evidence of contact.

10. Presence of Black peoples in Asia, Australia and the Pacific. If Black people can be found in as far as the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia many Islands in the Pacific, why can’t they be found in the Americas? I mean it makes no sense for the Americas to be the exception right?

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