Women In STEAM Fields

Sarah Goode


Entrepreneur and Inventor who was the first African-American woman to receive a United States patent in July 1885. Her invention was a folding cabinet bed which helped people who lived in tight housing to use their space efficiently. When the bed was folded up, it looked like a desk, with room for storage. Her invention was the precursor to the Murphy bed, which was patented in 1900. More…