WTF Fun Fact – Thomas Jennings

In 1821, an African American business owner named Thomas Jennings invented the dry cleaning process and was one of the first African Americans to be granted a patent. He used the proceeds from his invention to buy his wife and children out of slavery. WTF Fun Facts


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  1. The current picture is also not of Thomas Jennings, it is of Garett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask/smoke hood and some hair care products who was born more than 20 years after Jennings died.


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