George Washington Carver invented printer’s ink. Which was made with legumes to make them more advantageous. In other cases they were made with cowpeas, sweet potatoes, soybeans, and peanuts. Carver became the most notorious naturalist of his time.
Today, printer ink is mainly made of linseed or soybean oil as a stabilizer to blend pigments. This kind of ink evaporates when it dries.
William Lavalette made improvements and arrangements of parts to the printing press. He was awarded the patent number, 208184, for his advancements. He was living in Northeast Washington when he received this patents.
Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. and William Hamilton co-founded the first African American newspaper, The Freedom’s Journal, which was printed in March 1827. The goal for this newspaper was to inform and encounter unfavorable beliefs of African-Americans. The Freedom’s Journal employed the first two African American newspaper editors, Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm.
The newspaper featured:
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