Lincoln Land ponders ‘a day without black people’

Regina Ivy, Assistant Editor

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Lincoln Land Community College celebrated Black History Month all February, and on Monday, Feb. 25, students were asked the question “what if the world went a day without the inventions and contributions of African American people?”.

The inventions included everything from the shoe lasting machine, patented by Jan Ernst Matzeliger, to the invention of the wringing mop, patented by Thomas W. Stweart. They were very simple items that people use every day and might even take for granted.

Meanwhile, the Gay-Straight-Alliance was informing students on influential black people in history who were queer. People in this category included activist Bayard Rustin as well as Performer Josephine Baker, and influential writer Langston Hughes.