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Exhibit recognizes African-American inventors

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There’s a new exhibit at the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African American Museum.

The exhibit, “From the Minds of African Americans,” celebrates the ingenuity, as well as the perseverance and creativity, of African American inventors.

The exhibit includes eight freestanding modular photo-text panels that tell the story of eight inventors: Garrett Morgan, Clatonia Dorticus, Benjamin Banneker, Thomas Elkins, John Standard, George Washington Carver, Lewis H. Latimer and Lonnie G. Johnson.

The exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Wilson County Tourism Development Authority.

The museum is located at 1202 Nash St. E. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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