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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Meet Dr Joseph N, The Brain Behind Remote Control

He is also a scientist, businessman, humanitarian and co-founder of the black invention museum. Today, he continues to work on ideas that will enhance the lives of billions of people worldwide and after 7 years in radio/TV repair school, he’s been running his own repair shop for years now.

Joseph is the 4th of 8 children to Ernest and Octavia Jackson in Harvey, United State of America. He was accepted into the United States Army at the age of 18. In 1957, the famous black American inventor completed a degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and later earned a doctorate in Applied Sciences and Technology from Glendale University.


In 1993, he founded Protelcon and distributed the TeleCommander, the first empowerment television accessory designed to give parents control over what children could watch and establish their viewing habits. He holds 6 patents in the area of telecommunication as well as several copyrights, trademarks and pending patents in the domain of aircraft security and tracking systems.


Till a certain date not far from ours, great innovations were always considered as the lone effort of ‘’white men’’, ignoring that many of those inventions had on their basis ‘’black men’’ of African origin. This Black History Month, we celebrate Black heroes and heroines like Dr. Joseph Jackson while educating the young generation of the greatness that is the Black Race!

 


 

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