SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Select from a range of topics and formats
for your early Spring reading, viewing, or listening,
curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.
DID YOU KNOW? for March 15 - 28, 2022
Did You Know… Ellen Eglin was born in Washington, D.C in 1849. She worked as a government clerk, and for a while as a housekeeper. However she earned a place in history books as the inventor of the clothes wringer, a laundry aid that used two rollers and a crank handle to squeeze out excess water and noticeably sped-up clothes washing and drying.
As a Black woman, Eglin couldn’t get a patent on her own in 1888, so she sold the rights to her invention to an agent for just $18, and made no further profit from her brainchild.
Visit the Social Justice Webpage for much more about Ellen Eglin & past DID YOU KNOW? features.
DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org).