Daily Archives: February 25, 2012

Saturday Open Thread

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, hard rock, and showtunes. Founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a … Continue reading

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African American History: Alexander Miles

Alexander Miles was an African-American inventor who was best known for being awarded a patent for an automatically opening and closing elevator door design in 1887. He was awarded the patant, U.S. Patent 371,207, on October 11th, 1887. Contrary to … Continue reading

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