Elijah McCoy (1844-1929) - Find A Grave Memorial
Inventor. The son of runaway slaves, he was born in Canada in 1844 and went to school in Scotland where he served an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. Unable to get work in that field, he went to work as a brakeman and foreman on trains running between Detroit and Ann Arbor. He started designing improvements in...
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General Parker was, and remains the highest ranking African American Military Intelligence Officer in the history of the Army. He is one of 3 African Americans in the Military Intelligence Branch to attain the rank of general officer. He was born in New Braunfels, Texas. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps curriculum and the educational course of study at Prairie View A University in 1955, he was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry Chemistry.