Urge to preserve early Black inventors’ stories fuels author’s work

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 19, 2021 12:15 PM CT | Published: November 19, 2021 12:03 PM CT

Debra Rich, a cosmetologist and active community member in South Memphis and Horn Lake, spent years researching these inventors and published her findings in “Black Inventors Who Changed History” this year. 


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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