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The Real McCoy: Charles Beckley

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents
Speaking to a group of students, Charles Beckley, a chair inventor, talked about his invention. He explained the steps of creating an invention; patents and patent law; and producing his invention for mass consumption. He encouraged the students to come up with their own ideas by showing them how inventors build off of others' ideas.
Education program - lecture. Related to exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' Undated.
Date
circa 1989
Extent
1 Video recording (VHS)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Topic
African Americans
African American inventors
Inventors
Inventions
Technology
Technological innovations
Patents
Patent laws and legislation
Education -- Museums
Students
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Citation
The Real McCoy: Charles Beckley, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-026, Item ACMA AV002143
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