A man close to my heart!
Today’s featured African American is Joseph Lee (1849 – 1905), inventor of a bread-making machine that mixed the ingredients and kneaded the dough in 1895.
According to Black Inventor online, Mr Lee was a prominent figure in the food service industry. He worked his way from a busboy to owner of two successful restaurants in Chicago. When he saw bread being wasted, he invented a device that could automate tearing, crumbling and grinding the bread into crumbs.
Joseph Lee died in 1905 and is an honored pioneer in the food preparation industry.