Granville Woods: A black american who held patents connected to electric railroad system to the telephone. He was a mechanical electrical engineer & the 1st after the civil war. He worked in the Railroad Industry. He invented the multiplex telegraph, a device that sent messages between train stations & moving trains in 1885. He sold the rights of his invention to the American Bell Telephone Company in 1887. He was born in Columbus, Ohio April 23rd 1856 & passed in New York city January 1910. His mother was biracial of Black & Native and father a black american. They were Cyrus & Martha Woods. He was self-taught but learned college level training in (Electrical Mechanical Engineering). In 1872, he was a Fireman for railroad than moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1874. He started his business in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1880 & called "Woods Electric Company" but moved New York city in 1892. He sometimes claim to be a Australian immigrants so he can be respected in America society than being black.
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