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I Had A Dream
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What Would Life Be Like Without Black People?
This is a story of a little boy name Theo who woke up one morning
and asked his mother, "Mom, what if there were no Black people in
Well his mother thought about that for a moment, and then said "Son,
follow me around today and lets just see what it would be like if
there were no Black people in the world."
Mom said, "Now go get dressed and we will get started." Theo ran to
his room to put on his clothes and shoes. His mother took one look
at him and said "Theo, where are your shoes, and those clothes are
all wrinkled son, I must iron them."
But when she reached for the ironing board it was no longer there.
You see Sarah Boone, a black woman, invented the ironing board and Jan
a black man, invented the shoe lasting machine.
"Oh well," she said, "please go and do something to your hair." Theo
ran in his room to comb his hair, but the comb was not there. You
see, Walter Sammons, a black man, invented the comb. Theo decided to
just brush his hair, but the brush was gone. You see Lydia
a black female, invented the brush.
Well this was a sight, no shoes, wrinkled clothes, hair a mess, even
Moms hair, without the hair care inventions of Madam C.J. Walker,
well you get the picture.
Mom told Theo, "lets do our chores around the house and then take a
trip to the grocery store." Theo's job was to sweep the floor. He
swept and swept and swept. When he reached for the dust pan, it was
not there. You see, Lloyd
a black man, invented the dust pan. So he swept his pile of dirt
over in the corner and left it there.
He then decided to mop the floor, but the mop was gone. You see, Thomas
a black man, invented the mop.
Theo yelled to his Mom, "Mom, I'm not having any luck." "Well son,"
she said, "let me finish washing these clothes and we will prepare a
list for the grocery store." When the wash finished, she went to
place the clothes in the dryer but it was not there. You see, George
a black man, invented the clothes dryer.
Mom asked Theo to go get a pencil and some paper to prepare their
list for the market. So Theo ran for the paper and pencil but
noticed the pencil lead was broken. Well he was out of luck because
John Love, a black man, invented the pencil sharpener.
Mom reached for a pen, but it was not there because William Purvis,
a black man, invented the fountain pen. As a matter of fact, Lee
Burridge invented the type writing machine, and W.
A. Lovette the
advanced printing press.
Theo and his mother decided to head out to the market. Well when
Theo opened the door he noticed the grass was as high as he was
tall. You see, the lawn mower was invented by John Burr, a black
They made their way over to the car and found that it just wouldn't
go. You see, Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic
gear shift and Joseph Gammel invented the supercharge system for
internal combustion engines. They noticed that the few cars that
were moving were running into each other and having wrecks because
there were no traffic signals. You see, Garrett
a black man invented the traffic light.
Well, it was getting late, so they walked to the market, got their
groceries and returned home. Just when they were about to put away
the milk, eggs and butter, they noticed the refrigerator was gone.
You see John Standard, a black man, invented the refrigerator. So
they just left the food on the counter.
By this time, Theo noticed he was getting mighty cold. Mom went to
turn up the heat, and what do you know. Alice Parker, a black
female, invented the heating furnace. Even in the summer time they
would have been out of luck because Frederick Jones, a black man,
invented the air conditioner. It was almost time for Theo's father
to arrive home. He takes the bus. But there was no bus, because it's
precursor was the electric trolley, invented by another black man, Elbert
He usually takes the elevator from his office on the 20th
there was no elevator because Alexander Miles, a black man, invented
the elevator. He also usually dropped off the office mail at a near
by mailbox, but it was no longer there because Philip Downing, a
black man, invented the letter drop mailbox and William Barry
invented the postmarking and canceling machine.
Theo and his mother sat at the kitchen table with their heads in
their hands. When the father arrived he asked, "Why are you sitting
in the dark?" Why? Because Lewis Howard Latimer, a black man,
invented the filament within the light bulb. Theo quickly learned
what it would be like if there were no black people in the world.
Not to mention if he were ever sick and needed blood. Charles Drew,
a black scientist, found a way to preserve and store blood, which
led to his starting the worlds first blood bank. And what if a
family member had to have heart surgery? This would not have been
possible without Dr.
Williams, a black doctor, who performed the first open heart
So if you ever wonder, like Theo, where would we be without black
people? Well, it's pretty plain to see. We would still be in the
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