Historic Innovators: 9 Great African-American Women Inventors

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On February 23, 1993, Joanna Hardin invented the CompUrest keyboard stand. As with many inventions, necessity led the way. A computer activist, Hardin suffered from numerous computer-related injuries, leading her to seek a remedy. The keyboard she invented with her friend, Bernard Hirschenson, proved to be that remedy, ridding her of the injuries as well as preventing other typists from suffering joint and nerve wear and tear.

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