Jan Ernst Matzeliger

STEM Career: Inventor and Businessman

Significant Contribution/s: Invented and patented the lasting machine that mechanically shaped the upper portion of shoes and co-founder of the Consolidated Lasting Machine Company.

Birth: September 15, 1852

Death: August 24, 1889

Learn more:

http://www.projectblackman.com/GreatBlackMenInHistory.aspx?notablePersonId=39

http://www.projectblackman.com/VideoDetail.aspx?videoId=hzzXUFyvFF0

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/matzeliger-jan-e-1852-1887

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jan-matzeliger

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