Spreading Good News (Post 777 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: George Franklin Grant)

Spreading Good NewsThe goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

 

CLICK THE “BE INSPIRED!” BUTTON (ABOVE) TO VIEW OUR BOOKS AND OUR ONLINE STORE!!  In our online store, we have “World Peace” and other great merchandise, as well as “Meaningful Messages,” which are unique greeting cards that address serious issues, including incarceration, terminal illness, and heart-to-heart cards.

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IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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WHETHER PERSONAL OR NATIONAL, IGNORANCE OF HISTORY IS IGNORANCE OF SELF.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

During “Black History Month,” (February) I will continue Spreading Good News about Black History on Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, I will keep posting the very popular “Funny Friday” pieces!

I hope you enjoy this piece of Black History!

 

George Franklin GrantBLACK HISTORY MONTH:  George Franklin Grant

~ Source:  The Internet

Inventor of the golf tee and Harvard history maker

George Franklin Grant was born in 1847 in Oswego, New York, the son of former slaves. He was a very intelligent man and a great student, and in 1867, after two years’ apprenticeship with a local dentist, he was the first African-American to be awarded a  scholarship to Harvard Dental School.  This was the first university-based dental school in the United States, and had only opened a year or two before.  In 1870 Grant graduated with high honors in the second graduating class of the dental school.

Within two years, Grant was appointed Professor of Mechanical Dentistry at Harvard (the first black faculty member).  He was internationally recognized for his invention of the oblate plate, a prosthetic device for people with a cleft palate.  He spent 19 years working at Harvard and was a founding member of the Harvard Odontological Society.  Grant was elected president of the Harvard Dental Alumni Association in 1881.

George Franklin Grant's Golf TeeAlso a golfer, Grant’s concern for sanitary conditions made him dislike having to make a mound of sand to place the golf ball on before hitting it with a club.  The results of hitting from different mounds also affected the players’ game.  In 1899, Grant patented the first golf tee (patent 638,920).  He made no money from his invention and gave away tees to anyone who wanted them.

He died in 1910.

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JourneyIf you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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Favorite BlogsSOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman.

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 777 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: George Franklin Grant)

  1. Sandra says:

    I am learning so much from your posts Joyce, thank you.

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