Today in History: Marjorie Joyner Receives Patent

Marjorie Joyner

On this day in 1928, Marjorie Joyner received the Patent for a permanent wave machine which could wave the hair of both white and Black people.

Marjorie Joyner was employed by the Madame C.J. Walker Cosmetic Company and assigned her patent rights to that company.

Madame C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, invented hair creams to soften the hair and a hair styling hot comb.

She also developed other lotions and creams for which she acquired trademarks.

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