Black History Month: Meet Mary Kenner who invented the Sanitary Belt

October is the UK’s Black History Month which gives many minority communities an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of black individuals, not only to their communities but internationally.

Mary Kenner (1912- 2006) was such a person who was born in the deep south during the Jim Crow era. However she did not let the racism she experienced dull; her ambition to create. In her lifetime Mary patented five inventions with the most notable being the sanitary belt!

Read more about her incredible life and inventions here.

We Salute you Ms Kenner!




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