Born in Suriname (Caribbean), then called Dutch Guiana Jan Matzeliger emmigrated to the United States where he invented the "Shoe Lasting Machine" which increased the capacity of shoe makers who were...
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"Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.' "
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